I'm writing this blog post from my laptop. That should be amazing, right? But, no. I am frustrated because my main computer has some kind of issue with the internet and it's running really slow. This frustrates me. I just want it to WORK. I told my husband that it was a slow as dial up. Who even remembers "dial up" anymore? Remember that series of sounds that you would hear as the computer connected to the internet? And, I remember being amazed by the internet. In the beginning, it didn't matter that it was slow, because that was all we knew. And, it was so cool to even have an internet connection.
Our rural phone company had DSL before some of the major cities in our area. Wow. That high speed connection literally changed our lives. We used to have to drive to deliver large files that we can now just upload via the internet. So, when things aren't working the way I want them to, why would I be frustrated? Why wouldn't I just be grateful for all of the wonderful things that technology has made possible in my life?
If my computer doesn't work, I can switch to my laptop. I can check my email on MY PHONE! I can go online with my Iphone. I have never been more in touch with the world that I am at this very moment. And, I need that capability to find out what my Facebook friends are up to, play words with friends and other trivial things. I need to check the headlines to see what's happening. Why do I NEED this?
I guess I don't. But, I have become accustomed to it. And, I like it. And, I need to find out what the heck is wrong with my computer.
This guy says it all. It's comedian C.K. Louis on Conan O'Brien, talking about how "everything is amazing and nobody's happy". I laugh every time I watch it. Enjoy: