9 out of 10 people are playing Words With Friends right now. Am I right? Whether it be on your phone, Nook, or computer the world is addicted to this game. But, that isn’t the point of this post. This post is about distractions. There are too many of them out there in the world for any of us to get anything done! Facebook, games, cell phones, television, and even society. The list goes on and on, but the point I am trying to make is this… would life be easier if we didn’t have so many distractions?

Personally, I feel that distractions are essential to everyday life. Without distractions like Facebook, we’d all go mad. A lot of our elders will say something like “well, when we were young we didn’t have Facebook, TV, or cell phones and we did just fine.” That’s true, they did do just fine, because they made do with what they did have. Technology wasn’t a big part of their lives then, but for us in the younger generation, we’ve always had it. But, I’m getting off topic again. The point is, our brains are wired to want technology and the TV shows we watch like rituals (I think I’d die without my Castle). It all gives us a break from the stresses of everyday life and helps us to forget about our responsibilities, even if just for a few minutes.

So, what am I trying to say here? Well, I say embrace technology and the distractions in life, because if you don’t we may all become stress induced zombies walking around talking about spreadsheets and homework assignments.

Have a happy few weeks at the end of your semesters you crazy college kids and remember, the stress can wait long enough to play that 60 point word against a friend and feel good about yourself. Even stress needs a break!


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