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  • Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be? See all answers
    • Confessions of a Digital Native
    • Sometimes I wonder what life would be like without technology. What would we do with our lives if we couldn't spend countless hours on Facebook or Pintrest, or have a music player, a computer, a TV and who knows what else on a smartphone? Probably more than likely complain. As digital natives, people who were raised with technology, we really don't know any different. But that's really no excuse. I admire the people who grew up in the age of letter writing and payphones. I asked my dad one day what he did as a kid. He said, "Well, I rode my bike everywhere. We played football and baseball in the front yard. We played games. We..." and the list went on. If you ask a majority of kids today what they did today, "School. Facebook. Video games. Instagram. Stuff." The technology is consuming us. So to answer the question, I do feel comfortable but I wouldn't mind living in another time. Maybe the roaring 20s or the lively 50s. Most have told me I belong in the hippie age. The real reason I would want to live in another time period though, would be to live in a much more active society. A society where people met face to face, where a phone was only used to call someone, and addictions to social media don't exist.

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