It is late and you are hungry. You have spent the last hour and a half in front of the television, watching a fantasy series, and now there is no time to cook. He quickly walks over to his smartphone, chooses a favorite he had last ordered in the food delivery app, pays with his saved credit card for which he only had to memorize the three-digit code, and his doorbell rings in the middle. hour with a packet of food. You immerse yourself in your dinner, without having spoken to anyone in the entire process.
Sounds familiar? Yes, this scenario would have been part of a science fiction story about five years ago, but today we live and breathe automation in almost every sphere of our lives. It is definitely a blessing to do things so well, but is it always healthy for the mind? Let us find out what you are depriving your mind of when you automate just about everything that can be automated.
Connect with society
When you stop automating little things – for example, mobile app-based grocery shopping or online drug ordering – you tend to connect more with people outside of your friend zone. Let’s take an example where a family member is sick and you order medication through a website, a delivery man comes and delivers it, and the entire transaction is done without saying a single word. Instead, if you walk to your neighborhood pharmacy, you may have the opportunity to talk to the pharmacist about the type of illness, which medications may be the most suitable, and may even recommend a better doctor than you. had visited so far. Similar examples can be found in scenarios where you visit your local grocery store, your simple local fruit vendor, your electrician and plumber, and also the sleepy person sitting behind the counter at the local movie theater. These people add to the diversity of life. You connect more and share more information effectively, thus broadening your knowledge about different types of human people.
Balance of mind
If you’re always reliant on automation, that in turn makes you a person who can’t fix your own stuff. The connection to life our ancestors used to lead is broken by automation, and you won’t be able to fix technology if it ever slips away. If you never take public transport, for example, and always rely on app-based taxis, in a situation where there are no taxis available or your phone crashes, you would be completely lost on the road, as you would not know which bus it would work. take you to your destination. Sure, you can always ask, but instead of getting these kinds of quick fixes in the final moment, it’s always better to be mentally prepared to face faulty technology and avoid unwanted impotence.
When surrounded by automation, you are inevitably exposed to numerous electronic devices that constantly emit harmful electromagnetic forces (EMF). These electromagnetic fields have been thoroughly investigated by the medical fraternity and found to be responsible for chronic and critical lifestyle diseases. The less you expose yourself to these rays, the healthier and you will live longer. Aside from their damaging effect on humans, many of these devices contribute greatly to the ever-increasing carbon footprint that has emerged as an imminent threat to our beloved planet.
Automation is undoubtedly necessary in many aspects of life, however, taking a break from time to time and going the manual way has several healthy benefits for the mind, body and the environment.