This is a question I have been asking myself for quite some time, and now I think I have the answer. Can we live without gadgets? Well, let us examine this logically. If you measure the amount of time you waste when you do something that you would rather be doing, like watching TV, then you can see how much time you could have saved by using a music player, or reading a book instead of watching TV. Or perhaps you could use your headphones to listen to your favorite music instead of having to hold up your phone to listen to it.
Here’s another question for you; can we imagine a life without pets, dear friends, or any of those other items mentioned in the last paragraph? I’ll give you the answer right away; no. It’s silly to even think about such a silly idea. You can make all kinds of arguments for why having a pet would benefit you more than having a TV or a computer, but you can’t do it in a way where you forget how valuable those items are to us. That kind of argument is silly and shows a lack of understanding of how precious those things are to humans.
So, can we live without gadgets? The answer is a resounding yes. By removing one small thing from your normal life, you can save lots of time and money. Here’s an example…
Let’s say that you go to work each day, and you do your usual morning routine: get in the car, drive to your place of employment, get up, eat breakfast, do the usual daily business. But what if you were to add a small item to that experience? It would be your favorite gadget, your personal music system, your personal battery powered fan, or whatever you happen to like at the moment. All of your devices could play your favorite song, all day long, every day! You’d never get out of bed, and you’d remember your dear friends and family for a special, good morning lesson.
Can we imagine going to work, listening to your favorite song while driving to your place of employment, then spending the rest of the day at home, enjoying your morning coffee, listening to your favorite radio show, while completing your homework? Of course not! We all know how important that human contact is during the work day. This alone is a priceless lesson, and you’d never waste it by not playing your favorite game on your iPod, or buying that latest gadget you saw in the local mall. So, in this example, you can think of having all the latest gadgets, but not letting any of those small things hinder you from doing your job well. Let’s look at another example…
Suppose you go shopping for that new car, and you choose the most high tech gadget you see. But, the salesperson says to you, “It’s really not compatible with our brand of car.” “Well, what if it is? Won’t it be a security disaster?” Answer: Yes, absolutely. Here’s your first point in this 5th paragraph essay: “If the item is not compatible, it will not serve its purpose or contribute to the goal of making life easier and more convenient for me and my fellow human beings, and thus will not contribute to the betterment of humanity as a whole.”
This is just one example of how you can use this very basic lesson in creative writing to help you express your point in a very meaningful way. In this example, you’re talking about gadgets, and the importance of human interaction. Now, you’ve given a very good morning lesson on how to use the toolbox to get the job done, while also giving an example of how a security disaster can happen if you don’t have the right gadget! This gives you a great topic for your next writing lesson. What’s more important than human interaction? The answer is technology.
This second point in this short training pronunciation exercise is about using technology and gadgets correctly. The Blackboard and the pen drive you crazy sometimes, but when they’re used correctly, they can actually help you. And when they’re not, well, they can drive you crazy. Don’t get caught up in the hype surrounding them. Just keep it simple, and remember that simple is best.