I’ve spent a good amount of my quiet time today pondering one particular question: Is technology making us impatient? I could use recent examples in my own life to make an argument either way.
Whenever I need to wait… technology sure seems to make me a little more patient. Have a few minutes to kill before a meeting or an appointment? No problem. I pull out my phone and get caught up online.
Perhaps in this instance it’s less about being impatient and more about being occupied.
Here’s the situation that really got me thinking about this question. Last night after spending a Sunday away attending a different Church I was scrolling though Facebook.
A friend had made a nice post inviting friends to join her for Church. Below that, in the comments, another friend of mine (and member of our Church) mentioned our Pastor announced in service that morning that she would be leaving soon.
That was news I wasn’t expecting! The last I had heard was she would be with us for at least another year.
I immediately wanted to know more so I went to our Church’s Facebook page. Nothing. I checked my email. Nothing. I was frustrated and impatient. I wanted to know more but there wasn’t any other information than that one Facebook comment.
The more I thought about it the more I realized that, in fact, technology has made me impatient. That’s not necessarily a good thing but at least I’m aware of it.
What about you? Has technology made you impatient?Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things. - Janette Oke Click To Tweet