What would my life be without technology? It would be sad. A lot.
I’m not talking about all the conveniences, like having all my bills auto-paid by my bank’s online bill pay service, even though that saves me hours of time and trouble.
Seems like, with every year, we find ourselves regarding our women friends as ever more precious. We’ve learned that our husbands or partners cannot satisfy every need we have for sharing and companionship, but that’s OK because we have friends who share the interests that our partners don’t.
I have to get my oil changed, but I really hate the procedure. So, I planned ahead. I would do this detested chore in the least time possible with a minimum of psychic pain.
A friend wrote to me about the agony she was suffering trying to transfer all the files from her almost-dead computer to her new one. She was using flash drives and it was taking days. I wrote back to her, saying:
I have just discovered an app to make me look smarter. It’s called Grammarly and it’s awesome. Why? Because it makes me look smarter and more accurate than I really am. Gotta love that, right?
The extent to which people are moving around the globe – traveling overseas, taking extended stays, becoming expats – well, you’d think the whole world was their home. Wait a minute, the whole world is our home, isn’t it?
You’re running around. You’re spending money. You’re starting to feel that familiar holiday-stress, that slippery-slope feeling: not enough time, too much spending.
Contributing to the common good is one of the very best reasons for becoming more tech savvy. It’s even better when your use of tech helps people in need (or the planet) at no cost to you, and via a process that makes your donations automatic and effortless. Once you set up your participation, you’ll ask yourself, “Why wouldn’t I do this?”
We’re not “old.” At least not the way we saw our grandparents. We have active, connected, vibrant lives. Sure, one day we may stop working at our jobs, but we aren’t withdrawing from an involved life. We are young at heart and in spirit.