K.I.S.S. I Wish: Life is Complicated, I am not.

  1. Sarah Devaney-O'Neil says:

    Hilarious Melissa and true!!!

  2. Jenni P says:

    It’s certainly a challenge to run technology and not let technology run us.

    And it is exciting as long as we discipline (?) ourselves to smell the roses and jump in scrunchy leaves, scratch and sniff fresh air before plugging in to the cosmos.

    It’s also a call to electronic manufacurers to make-it-simple, not wired in and throwaway.
    Great to be back in Galt-land!:)

  3. Julia Rosien says:

    Great article, Melissa – I can feel your frustration 🙂

    But I disagree. For me, technology opens up a whole new world of communicating, solving problems and advancing in ways we never thought possible. My mom is here today – if she’d been sick 20 years ago, it would be a different answer.

    But, I also feel the need to shut down – and I do. When I’m with my family, I’m with them. For 2 weeks a year we turn the technology off and escape the world together – even the teenagers are happy to turn off the cell phones in exchange for me fully with them.

    Jenni had it right when she talked about discipline – find the off switch and use it. I struggle with the damn switch daily – but it’s worth it.

    The alternative of manual typewriters is just too horrific to contemplate for me 🙂

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Julia,

      Since you mentioned your Mom, I don’t think technology would have saved my mom and she did pass 25 years ago.

      I also know she’d be wrestling with technology or simply deferring it.

      There are times it works magnificently and other times it truly hinders.

      I still like old fashioned voice to voice (a phone, not an onscreen face) and face to face.

      Different strokes for different folks. I feel a responsibility (warped maybe) to my online Tweeps and Peeps, that creates my greatest challenge.
      Hugs, Melissa

  4. Alycia says:

    I’m with you. I have to thank God my husband is a computer nerd, otherwise I would be having the Geek Squad on speed dial!

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