In this day and age, it seems like everyone has got a problem with something. The latest and perhaps most unbelievable addiction is to the Internet. But is this really that far fetched? Many would argue that it's not. In the past few years, especially the past two to three years, more and more people have been working from home or remotely in order to earn a living. This is due, in part, to the high price of gasoline as well as the fact that the United States are facing some tough economic times. The bottom line? People are trying to save money where they can. Since the Internet came about in the 90s, people were instantly hooked. Now, you could send your friends an 'instant message' via AOL Instant Messenger, you could email your grandmother a 'thank you' for that Christmas gift, you could post pictures of your vacation on Shutterfly. It was all too good to be true.
Now, the Internet has expanded so much to the point where people can conduct their entire lives online in a virtual format. You can do your banking, book airline tickets, watch movies, upload funny videos, chat with friends via Skype and much more all with just the click of a button. The Internet has given us almost no reason to need any other source like newspapers or television or even radio to communicate information. After all, why go through all of that trouble to get out of your seat and turn the television on when you can simply catch up with the latest episode of The Tonight Show online? In many ways, the Internet has made our lives easier- perhaps too easy.
Is it any wonder then, that the Internet should be an addiction for so many? One of the first things that we do when we walk in the door is head straight for our computers to check our multiple email accounts and send a quick Twitter message out to friends. But is that really what one would classify as an "addiction"? If you find that you cannot even go a day without using the Internet for something, you may have a problem. It may not necessarily be an addiction so much as it may be a dependence on unitizing the Internet for what it is: a viable source of information.
Like anything else, we have to learn to look out for warning signs that something as simple and innocent as using the Internet doesn't turn out to be something much bigger. Often times, and just like other types of addicts, when confronted about our over-use of the computer to log onto the Internet, we'll deny that there is a problem. We'll make excuses as to why we need to use the computer saying things like, "oh, I just want to check something really quick," not realizing hours later that we've spent so much time on the Internet. In order to combat this problem, we need to force ourselves to step away from the computer, to take a break and do something else that is healthy and beneficial to our well being. Go for a walk; get outside and get some fresh air!
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