This is so sad; whatever happened to the 99-cent "thinking of you" cards? You can’t put an email on your mantle or on the counter. But of course, emails are more convenient.
4. Traditional Shopping Is a Thing of the Past
This may be the girl in me, but I thoroughly enjoy going to stores to shop. Even if I walk out empty-handed, I always love browsing and a part of me also loves the people-watching. But now with online stores, the total concept of shopping is gone.
When you sit at your computer and click “add to cart” and then “head to checkout” to complete your purchases, you miss out on so much. I understand shopping online for things that you can’t find in stores, but I know people who do all of their holiday shopping online. You forgo the atmosphere, the physical touching of the products you’re purchasing, the people, and actually leaving your house to get out and walk around. But of course, convenience is more important to some.
5. You Play Games with Friends…Online
Once upon a time playing board games and going out to the park with friends was fun. But now it seems perfectly acceptable to sit alone in your room for hours talking to online “friends,” some that you don’t even know. I have nothing against games, they’re actually quite fun! But when the majority of your friends are online? Oh, brother.
So how can this social phenomenon end? Well, unfortunately, the Internet is here to stay. But it is possible for our population to get away from being so dependent on the Web. Instead of e-mailing a friend, call them. Instead of catching up on their life over Facebook, invite them to coffee to talk instead. If we weren’t so lazy, we could actually socialize without a glowing screen in front of our faces.