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How Technology Has Made Us Lazy

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When you think about technology, the first thing that might come to your mind is a couch potato. Someone who is sitting on their smartphones all day, watching Netflix, or streaming some movie on their laptop, does not even realize that these habits are ruining their health. And that’s completely true! Technology has definitely made us lazier. We don’t spend as much time outside anymore or make enough time for our friends and family members. Keep reading down below to learn more about the ways that tech has made us way lazier than is good for us.

1. You Can Get All the Entertainment You Could Want Without Having to Leave the Couch

You don’t even have to leave your couch to get all of the entertainment you could ever want! Everything that you could ever want in terms of movies, games, and TV shows are accessible right in your living room. It used to be that you had to go out to a movie theater to see the latest movies, but streaming services like Netflix have completely changed the game on that. You used to have to go outside to get some exercise, but there are now video games that allow you get exercise right from the comfort of your own home.

2. You Can Speak with Your Loved Ones Without Having to Move

You don’t even have to go over to your loved one’s house to speak to them anymore. No matter where you are in the world, you can speak with your friends and family members over your phone or by texting. And speaking of texting, we don’t even have to speak to anyone over the phone anymore. With texting and instant messaging, it’s super easy to stay connected with your loved ones without even speaking with them.

3. You Can Get All the Food You’ve Ever Wanted Delivered Right to Your Door

With the rise of technology on our smartphones, you can order whatever food you want and get it delivered right to your front door. This is great for those who just don’t want to get off the couch to get that Chinese food for dinner. There are tons of apps that allow this to happen, so it’s easy for anyone to order whatever food, groceries, couches, smartphone cases and more couches and, of course, more food they would like from their couch with their smartphone itself.

4. You Don’t Even Have to Leave the House to Shop for Your Clothes and Other Goods

You even don’t have to go to the shopping mall or to your favorite stores anymore with technology! Online shopping has completely changed how you get your clothes and other goods. You can go to your favorite online store, get the clothes you would like, and they’re delivered right to your door. There’s no more having to walk around the shopping mall for hours.

5. You Don’t Even Have to Run Your Own Errands Anymore

There are even apps that allow you to find couriers and other people who will do your errands for you. You can hire someone to take your library books back to the library or who can go pick up your dry cleaning. This is definitely making us lazier when we don’t even have to go do these errands!

6. You’ll Never Have to Go to A Bookstore or Library Ever Again

With the rise of technology, you don’t even have to go to the bookstore anymore! You can download books right onto your Kindle or onto your smartphone to read whenever and wherever you would like. There are also services that will deliver books right to your door on a monthly subscription basis.

7. All of Your News Is Right There at Your Fingertips

And lastly, you are never going to have to worry about how you’re getting your news ever again. There are plenty of apps right in front of you on your smartphone that will give you all of your news. No more newspaper!

There you have it! Technology has definitely made us lazier for all of the reasons outlined above and so many more. What do you think?


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