It’s late and you’re hungry. You have spent the last hour and a half in front of the TV, watching a fantasy series, and now there is no time to cook. You quickly access your smartphone, pick a favorite you last ordered on the food delivery app, pay with your saved credit card for which you only had to memorize the three-digit code, and your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. hour with a meal package You dive into your dinner, not having spoken to a single soul 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’s definitely a blessing to be able to work things out so easily, but is it always healthy for the mind? Let’s find out what you’re depriving your mind of when you automate just about everything you can automate.
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 takes place without a single word being said. Instead, if you walk to your neighborhood pharmacy, you may have the opportunity to strike up a conversation with the pharmacist about the type of illness, which medications might be best for you, and may even be able to recommend a better doctor. you have visited so far. Similar examples could be sought in scenarios where you visit your local supermarket, 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 expanding your knowledge about different types of human personality.
If you always rely on automation, that in turn makes you a person who can’t fix his own stuff. The connection to life that our ancestors used to lead is broken by automation, and you would not be able to repair the technology if it ever left you. If you never use public transport, for example, and always rely on app-based taxis, in a situation where there are no taxis available or your phone malfunctions, you would get completely lost on the way. take you to your destination. Sure, you can always ask, but instead of getting those kinds of quick fixes in the final moment, it’s always better to be mentally prepared to deal with broken technology to avoid unwanted helplessness.
When you’re surrounded by automation, you inevitably expose yourself to numerous electronic devices that constantly emit harmful electromagnetic forces (EMFs). These electromagnetic fields have been extensively researched by the medical fraternity and have been found to be responsible for lifestyle-related critical and chronic illnesses. The less you expose yourself to these rays, the healthier and longer you will live. Aside from their harmful effect on humans, many of these devices greatly contribute to the ever-increasing carbon footprint that has become an imminent threat to our beloved planet.
Automation is certainly necessary in many aspects of life, however, taking a break from time to time and going the manual route has several healthy benefits for the mind, body and the environment.