I just got a message from an old friend on Facebook. She just wanted to wish me a happy belated birthday. So sweet! But, she also went on to say that the reason that she had forgotten was because she hadn’t been on Facebook lately.
That got me thinking.
I realized that the only reason I ever remember anyone’s birthday/anniversary/party is because of Facebook. If it’s not on there, I won’t know about it. I also realized that I don’t know anyone’s phone number. I just push a button on my cell and it dials it for me. Gadzooks! What happened to memorizing? I used to know everyone’s number like the back of my hand. Technology may have made things faster and easier. But, it also has reduced my brain to a lazy pile of mush.
I’m reminded of the movie “WALL-E”. In it, people have morphed into immobile “Jabba the Huts” because technology has eliminated their need for walking. With the invention of the Segueway, is permanent laziness that far behind?