The Technology Crutch

The Technology Crutch

The luxuries that society sees as necessity these days were, of course, not so just 100 years ago. Most Americans will likely claim that they...
The luxuries that society sees as necessity these days were, of course, not so just 100 years ago. Most Americans will likely claim that they cannot function day-to-day without their cell phones or computers. These luxuries connect us in ways that people years ago would never have imagined possible; however, technology should serve as a convenience rather than a crutch. This dependence on technology, though seemingly harmless, can actually hinder people by diminishing interpersonal skills, and it can lend to additional chaos in times of catastrophe. First, technology can place people out of touch with others. Because interpersonal relationships strengthen...