Hallelujah! I have internet again!
So funny how I lived more than half of my life without a computer, let alone internet, and now if I go a day without it I feel like I’m missing an arm!
The internet has become one of my main sources of information, socialization, and communication and though I’ve often fantasized of living in the “good old days” I don’t know that I could do it now.
This is the thing, the internet has it’s evils, just like most anything else nowadays, but being a busy mom that lives far away from family and many friends I like the fact that I’m just a type or skype away from my dear ones.
I also love being able to research and educate myself on subjects that affect me and my family and that I’m interested in. It’s awesome that my children can hear, see, and do so much more with the subjects that interest them.
Now that I’m blogging a bit, I find that I have something once again that I enjoy doing and look forward to and can use as an incentive if need be. I also like feeling like the community feeling that can come from online networking and finding people to exchange ideas with and learn from.I love sharing and expanding my views on a variety of subjects.
Yes, there is the addictive nature of internet use, there is the pornography and filth, but shouldn’t there be opposition in all things? As for me, I’m all for it. Do I worry about the bombardment of negativity? The possibility of wrong information or TOO MUCH informaiton. Yes. Do I worry about what my children will encounter on the internet? Yes.
However, I think the internet is a another great opportunity for us to stand our ground, choose our side, decide who we are and where we are going. It’s not what is there, it’s what we do with what’s there. It’s just like anything else, it’s our choice. We’re not victims here, we’re agents. A tool or a vice. You decide.