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Labor Day In The Connected World

By Lisa @Lisapatb
Are you really off today enjoying the Labor Day Weekend? Or are you checking in constantly through your laptop or smartphone?
Labor Day In The Connected World
When all this technology started to come out everyone thought- "wonderful it will save us so much time and we can do more." I think the part "Do More" has come true but save time? No. We are constantly connected that we never take time off completely.
One day I went to visit a relative in a nursing home. I left the house without my smartphone - I almost feel like I was out of prison. It was a strange feeling knowing no one could call me, text me or email me. I started to like it for the hour that I was gone. Of course the first thing I did when I walked in the house was run for the my smartphone. What had I missed?
Labor Day In The Connected World
Don't get me wrong - I'd be lost without my smart phone. I loved it during the recent earthquake and hurricane. Not that it gave me any control but to know what was happening immediately made me feel better.
But what does this technology of always having us being ON do to us? And what will it do to the next generation growing up on this technology? Labor Day In The Connected World
Happy Labor Day and I hope you have some time off today!

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