Everything is getting more and more urban. Things have to be fast from the service in a coffee shop to the delivery of an order placed online less than 24 hours ago.
People can't be patient anymore and this is without a doubt what is stressing the World...like a global pandemic.
City centres are packed from Monday to Sunday...but people keep moaning that there is a financial struggle and everything is too expensive. But what do we need in our lives.
Social media have also started to insert adverts here and there on the regular stream/timeline. All this will influence and almost brainwash people staring at their screens throughout the day. It is about making individuals believe that such or such item is what they need because it is trendy and cool. But what about the reality of life? Are families actually over spending on irrelevant products and services?
A few years back when internet was seen as a futuristic service and smartphones were way too expensive to purchase (whatever the deal), parents and children would escape the noisy cities to explore and discover the beauty of the nearby countryside and woods. It was about fun and at the same time learning and increasing each others knowledge regarding nature and green spaces, which are necessary for the survival of our planet.
Nowadays, it is all about updating Facebook status and other sharing sites. In other words, putting your life and movements online!
Thankfully, there are still people thinking that outdoors activities are best and wild empty spaces are good for human being. We previously mentioned escaping for a few hours and attending london foraging courses.
Where does this sudden decision come from? The explanation is straight forward and it all makes sense.
Fogle who was part of a previous programme fourteen years ago (Castaway 2000), seems to like such experience. So much so that he even said:
...I’d love to do it, to find that perfect place to go and live in the wild. There is something very appealing about moving to a faraway place...
However, he has a wife and two children and this might not be the best for his family. Luckily enough, Ben Fogle can live part of his dream through his work for Channel 5 - he is presenting Channel 5’s brilliant adventure series titled "New Lives In The Wild."
To know more about Ben's thoughts of living in the wild and leaving the modern world behind, read the full article HERE.
Are we living in a sterile world where electronic, wifi, internet and tactile screens are making us slaves of what is manufactured cheaply but sold highly?
No one is actually thinking of the afterlife of all these products we are investing in!? Check the infographic below about e-waste.
A small porportion was able to be recycled but sadly the biggest part of this waste was left in landfills. Not that great for the nature and mainly the Earth, which is already suffering with all carbon emissions and climate change.
There is no excuse these days to leave unwanted goods in a park, forest or in a ditch because there are affordable skip hire available to get rid of waste. Some mobile phone stores are also ready to take back and recycle unwanted old smartphones.
Overall what counts is to be happy in life and technology shouldn't ruin our daily routine. Just try to spend a day or a full weekend without checking your SMS, emails or twitter/Facebook notifications. You could be surprised how relaxing it can be. This might lead to drop all these superficial gadgets - which can (of course) be useful as long as they aren't used intensively but with moderation.
Living with simplicity can be a winner because you will have more time to do what you wish without being "prisoner" of your high-tech.
It is all about making the right choice.