My Laptop: my obsession, my weakness, and frankly, my enemy.

We’re all guilty of something that we know we should stop spending time to but can’t seem to break away from. Maybe your weakness is t.v, movies, sleeping, listening to music, Maybe these things are wasteful to you but essential to others. I browsed through the answers to get some inspiration but had to think long and hard about this one. What is the most wasteful thing I do each day.

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My laptop and I are best friends. There is rarely a day that goes by (except vacations) where I do not spend time on this friend of mine. And although it has come in handy for many different things such as homework, communication, notetaking, it has moved more and more towards an unhealthy obsession. I don’t want to live a life where the first thing in the morning I wake up to go on the laptop. I don’t want to use it as my only means of fun and entertainment. There’s so much more to life out there. A lot of the time I find myself sitting, browsing aimlessly, letting the day slip by. Not good at all

I went through a ban at one point in my life by the enforcement of my parents and my time on the computer was severely limited. To be honest, after a while I didn’t even miss it. Breaking the habit seems to be the hardest part.

On an environmental standpoint, I’m pretty sure the amount of electricity to run this laptop of mine is a lot more than it could be. If time wasn’t wasteful enough, adding on the harms to the environment that this takes seems to be the unnecessary icing on the cake.

I thought of my answer and then read the supplemental question about whether it was something i’d want to change. In theory, yes but in practice no. I could decrease my usage but not by a huge amount and certainly couldn’t eliminate it completely. It’s a sad fact of life to be rather wired. It’s encouraged not only by society and people but by the technology we have today. And I think its a view that’s not likely to change anytime soon.

So even though I should think about decreasing my usage… I’m really just thinking about my next upgrade :)

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