5 Quotes On The Overuse Of Technology

5 Quotes on the Overuse of Technology

The use of gadgets has expanded significantly in recent years, particularly among those who work in an office or from home. While it is natural for employees and business owners, it is not normal for teenagers who get up every day to post their opinions on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The findings of a 2018 survey conducted by Hopelab and the Well Being Trust revealed that 93 percent of youngsters aged 14-22 use social media on a regular basis, or almost every day, on the internet. No doubt, technology is already a need in today’s day and age; nevertheless, if you use it to harm your own personal and psychological well-being, you should rethink your decisions.

When it comes to coping with this problem, here are 5 quotes on the overuse of technology, its negative consequences, and how to cope with it on your own terms.

“All of us are divided by the technology that says it can bring people together. Although we are all now technologically linked to the rest of the world, we still feel isolated.” – Dan Brown

There are a lot of good examples for this quote, but we’ll give you two simple things. One example is youngsters discussing their opinions or expressing their sentiments on social media platforms. Another example is that, in order to support their different religious and/or political beliefs, two or more persons (students, professionals, internet warriors) battle against each other over the internet.

These people aren’t afraid to express themselves because they believe they are superior to everyone else or that someone is monitoring them and helping them psychologically and emotionally. Even after a long and fruitless day, they continue to feel unimportant and alienated from the actual world.

The unfortunate reality is that technology does not help in bringing people closer or united. When you use social media, you will only draw loneliness and a lack of peace of mind, which will result in increased feelings of worry and despair, particularly among young adolescents.

“A book doesn’t need a battery to work.” Nadine Gordimer

How we wish that everyone had the ability to go back in time and read as many books as they want. Unfortunately, there are already built-in programs installed on Android and Apple devices, such as the dictionary, which makes this impossible.

There are no longer any days when we have to physically conduct our studies and get ideas from large volumes of hefty books in a library.

One of the finest things about books, which is sadly underappreciated in today’s society, is their capacity to provide knowledge at any time of day or night without the needing to plug a charger into it. Unlike technology, books can provide as much knowledge and general information for as long as you need it without the risk of it ceasing to function.

Unfortunately, nowadays, with a single tap on the search box, Google will locate the best answer available in seconds, which is a feature that books do not have.

The negative consequences of excessive technology use, on the other hand, might result in the destruction of your gadget, particularly if you continue to use it while it is charging. So we’re going to guess that you’ll be returning to your old research method of using books now? We certainly hope so.

“The world changes as cities grow and technology takes over. As this happens, we lose our faith and imagination.” � Julie Kagawa

This quote is mostly directed toward people who are out of touch with the times when it comes to bringing new innovations or ideas to the public. With the great majority of techniques or ideas available on the internet, there is no longer any room for those who aspire to make a genuine change in society.

Great ideas from clever people are sometimes neglected, or even worse, their work is stolen from them, and they get no compensation. While this isn’t always true for everyone, some people may choose to sell their ideas online in exchange for something more solid, such as money.

The bad news, on the other hand, is that a large number of people can offer their services or ideas online, but they will eventually develop and turn into the monster they never imagined they would become. This is a condition that occurs almost every day, every second, and will continue to flourish in the foreseeable future.

We will all have to say goodbye to unique innovations from brilliant creators and welcome “stolen” ideas from the realm of the internet at some point in the future.

“We don’t really have to be afraid that computers will start to think like humans. Be afraid if humans will begin thinking like computers, too.” � Sydney J. Harris

We believe that this turn of events has already been evident for many years now since the birth of technology and the internet. For example, innocent and hardworking employees are often neglected and hurt deeply due to following a strict company system.

Authorities or those handling the system care more about how the company should be operated than taking care of their manpower. Rather than a noun, “human” is now used as an adjective to describe the wide set of emotions that humans experience.

Computers, on the other hand, are unique because of the mechanical processes they use and the things they get and give back. It is possible that computers might cause us to lose our ability to distinguish good from wrong, feel pleased and sad, or be patient and angry.

A downside of “becoming computers” is that we can’t always control our own actions. Heartless would describe us in this scenario. That is to say, humans would not fall within the psychological umbrella of social animals, and as a result, we would not be considered such.

We’d just do what we were told to do, take in the information, and produce what was asked of us. People who have become computers will be unable to express their unique personalities because they would no longer be able to experience emotions as we know them.

It’s important to remember that robots and computers don’t have emotions. Just imagine what the world would be like in 20 years if more men live and operate more like computers than they do as human beings now! It’s a little frightening.

“Computers do nothing. Answers are all they are capable of giving.” � Pablo Picasso

You got that right, Pablo! As you can see, everyone is dealing with issues that need immediate attention. The reality of the matter is that finding solutions to our problems is always possible, but only if we have the necessary time, patience, and maturity to do it.

What occurs practically every day is that we resort to Google and search for everything and all that comes to us without even contemplating the possibility of addressing the problem ourselves.

As an example, Google has evolved into the best buddy or go-to solution provider for high school and college students who are studying from home. Yes, many people today choose to obtain solutions online since it is the quickest and most convenient option. They have no idea, however, that the internet is producing a large number of technological infants who are incapable of learning the old methods of addressing their issues.

Although the usage of technology and the internet today is really helpful and convenient, it’s still a good idea if you choose to figure out solutions on your own. What if there’s an internet or a power outage in your area? Will you be able to use the internet to find answers on how to make a bonfire in your backyard?

Obviously, not. All you have to do is go to your dad and ask him what is needed to create a bonfire and the necessary equipment in building one. Asking him for assistance is a better idea than Google, anyways. The internet may be one tap away from finding solutions, but it’s still better to get help from a real person and learn from them the right way to do it.

“Technology should make your life better, not take over your life.” – Billy Cox

Rather than something that dominates and directs us like a machine, the concept behind this phrase is that technology should help us grow. Many individuals have access to social media nowadays, and even small kids have some kind of technology in their hands.

We should utilize social media not only to have fun but also to learn from it. Have fun, but do it in a manner that improves your understanding and retention of what you’ve learned, not the other way around.

As adults, we should all behave like children when it comes to technology. Using technology should encourage and motivate us to study. We should want to learn the same thing repeatedly, not to become experts at it, but to make it a habit.


Technology and social media usage are not inherently evil things, but they should not be allowed to strangle the pleasant life that you have. You should not believe everything you see, hear, or read on the internet; some of it may be fraudulent or based on erroneous information.

When you’re feeling down or alone, don’t turn to social media for solutions or chat with unreliable “online buddies.” Instead, call your mother or sister and have a heart-to-heart conversation.

Whenever you feel the urge to express your religious or political ideas, make sure you complete your thorough research beforehand (read books). If you want to defend your opinions or beliefs, there is no need to engage in combat with individuals online you do not know very well.

Don’t be the kind of person who can be controlled by technology. Remember that you are a human being with a huge, amazing intellect that is much more powerful than any computer or robot that has ever been created.

Jenny Fischer
Jenny Fischer
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