a reply to: nonspecific
The internet has not made me lazier.
But that is because I am very careful to limit my use of the internet to a small number of things. First of all, education. I am ALWAYS learning
things with the help of the internet. Whether I come up with a question that I have no answer to, or want to delve into the detail of some moment in
history, or scientific endeavour, I always find myself able to learn something I did not know before, just by searching effectively.
Secondly, there is the entertainment aspect. I love YouTube. Its a GREAT resource for learning, but also a fantastic resource to be entertained by.
There are some fantastic content creators working on that site, and I love the fact that you never know what you are going to get there from day to
And finally, and sort of in a fully circular fashion, distribution of knowledge. I use the net to educate and entertain myself, but sometimes I find
myself able to share the benefits of my experience with others, that they might learn from my experience in certain fields of thought, activity, or
simple living. On the occasion that I have an idea worth sharing, it is great that I can just reach for my iPad, my mobile phone, or my keyboard, and
place that thought, inspiration or raw data, somewhere it can be accessed by those who might have need of it.
For example, I made a new sheath for my knife out of rubber. Some might not have thought of doing it that way, with the materials I used, or the
methods I applied, and so I went ahead and made a post here. Others do similar things on Facebook and YouTube, but the theory is the same. Information
which is good, deserves sharing!
For this reason the internet has not made me lazy. It has no nett effect on how much time I spend running about, hither and thither. The only true
effect it really has, is on how much fun I had while I was not working, doing crazy crap with my friends, or traveling between work, play, and home.