There are times in our busy, crazy, hectic live when we have to force ourselves to take a moment and appreciate how far we’ve come . Today, I’m making you take one of those moments.
Just think: 20 years ago we used cell phones that weighed as much as a brick, we had to watch TV shows the night they aired, and we listened to music on tapes. Tapes! Now look at us with our smartphones, our DVRs, and our Slack.
That’s why I’m here, with an old clip from my good friend Louis C.K., to help remind you to be thankful for how great this all is. Because that technology is what helps us get through the day—from checking emails on the subway, to completing important presentations with a remote team, to traveling from New York to California in a whopping five hours (to catching up on an entire season of a TV show before going to bed).
So, the next time you start complaining that your computer is loading too slow or your Wi-Fi sucks, just remember how lucky you are to be living—and working—in a time when there is so much amazing technology surrounding us.
Photo of Louis C.K. courtesy of Debby Wong / Shutterstock .
As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author