Life without it..
So we have just moved in to the new flat. It’s great! It’s big, spacious, comfortable and stylish. We had a great Puja last Saturday and were able to invite all our friends for the special occasion. But ever since we have moved in, there has been something really wrong with this place. Internet.
I know, I know. Some of you may say that living without internet is pretty simple and that I shouldn’t be needing internet every day in my life, and you may be correct. But when 90% of what I do requires me to have an internet connection, having no internet really sucks. Things such as university coursework, office e-mail and ordering the bloody internet itself requires me to have internet, it is a real struggle when you don’t have the main thing needed to do so. Granted that without internet, I have been able to focus more on problems that I have with having recently moved – finding out how the heating works, how to put the curtain rods on, how to cook etc. But when my future depends on if I have internet for a week or two, it is a struggle. I had a deadline last Monday for one of my coursework’s, and having moved in on Saturday, there was no way I could submit it via the university site WITHOUT internet. Another weekend passed by where I had to go to someone else’s place to do something that I could have done at home, had I have internet at home. But, it is part of life and you have to struggle and find a way around the problems. You will never have it easy, there will always be something going on differently than how you would like it to go. You just have to find a way around it.
One thing this shows, however, is that we have become so dependant on internet that without it, doing the tasks which you would do any other day have become major obstacles that you need to find a way to solve it. With my over-reliance on finding answers to any question I have about a lot of things on the internet, I have been able to find out that I actually don’t know much. It is the internet that has given me all this so-called “knowledge” and without it I am pretty hopeless. I agree that internet is a very useful tool, but there is a point where you become too dependant on it and that is when you should take control of what you “know” and what you “know how to search”.
Without internet for the past week or so, I have become more aware of things that need to be done in order to become better but the main thing I have missed is being able to watch anything I want, whenever I want. Life is boring without entertainment and without being able to watch my favourite YouTubers, favourite anime, its been pretty boring. But hopefully the internet gets fixed up and I can go back to what I do best – procrastinating. 😛