Are computers really replacing human interaction and becoming our new best friends? If you disagree, imagine your life without one and see if you can survive.
After spending hours with my computer, I can't help but agree with the sad truth. I spend more time with my computer than with any of my friends. That may, of course, be due to the fact that I live in Japan and human interaction is not easy here. But, even those in this country who speak the same language find live interaction troublesome. Japanese people will even go as far as buying a robotic pet instead of a real one.
I wonder if I don't intaract more with my computer than those on the other end of the line trying to communicate with me. It is my source of news, music, entertainment, creativity, movies, my DVD/CD player, telephone--in other words my link to the rest of the world. There are fewer occasions recently when I leave my computer to link myself to the world outside my apartment. I go to work, buy food, and occasionally meet my friends, but other than that my interactions are confined to my computer. It is my source of pleasure, and has even replaced a boyfriend figure in my life. On Saturday nights, I stay in to watch movies with my computer, listen to music with it and spend other quality time together. Sad? Yes, but inevitable.
Conclusion: Winter is the worst time for self-motivation.