I spend too much of our time online.

I love the Internet. The Internet has always been around when I was growing up. For many of us, it has been a part of our lives since the very beginning. It has become natural to use and rely upon, as it is an invaluable tool. However, it can become detrimental if we rely on the Internet too much.The Internet is a fantastic resource for how easily accessible information is. If you have a computer, smartphone, or tablet, gathering facts is made simple with only a few taps of the finger. Older generations had to go to libraries to research when they needed information. Now, we don’t have to go anywhere for information unless we choose to. Another reason that makes the Internet a fun resource, is how it connects us to people all around the world. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your room to reach out to someone overseas or even friends and family members who are living in other states. It cuts down on travel costs and manages to keep us to date with what’s happening in the lives of our loved ones. It’s also a great way to meet other people with similar interests and hobbies to you, that you might not be able to find in your neighborhood. While the Internet has many positive qualities, it has some downsides too. Having information is useful for decision making, but when we have too much information we can become overwhelmed and suffer from analysis paralysis or information overload. Additionally, it can link to health problems, including poor eyesight and an increase in anxiety if one spends too much time overthinking and staring at screens all day. While it’s wonderful how the Internet connects us to people, it can also disconnect us to our physical presence if we spend too much of our time online. Plus, with the anonymity of Internet use, the Internet can become a breeding ground for negativity, as not all interactions are necessarily positive. It can also create new methods of procrastination and distraction in the form of web browsing, videos, and social media usage. The digital world has much to offer in terms of fast access to information, amusement, and keeping us connected to others, no matter where they are in the world. However, we must remember to keep a balance between our lives on the Internet and our lives in the physical in order to stay grounded, healthy, and focused.