As we hear more and more about the dangers of the Internet and its constant intrusion into our privacy and daily lives, it’s easy to forget the benefits it brings to the table, and the many great side effects it’s produced for humanity as a whole. Yes, it’s not without its dangers, but once we take a step back and evaluate how we’ve progressed in the last few decades, the overall picture is a very positive one.
We Talk More
The ability to talk over a large distance has had some interesting effects on civilized parts of the world. It’s no longer difficult to stay in touch with relatives from one’s hometown when moving over a large distance, which has resulted in a new generation of people with more freedom and a more open worldview.
While there have been some arguments against this, mostly in the context of the erosion of national values, each one of us is arguably a better person as a result of these changes.
We Take Better Care of Ourselves
Whether you’re looking for the quickest way to get ripped or the ideal diet that matches your current needs, the Web has you covered. Of course, some things should be taken with a grain of salt and every article you read should be examined further, but as long as you apply some common sense to your browsing – and the rest of your life is in order, of course – you can find yourself feeling better on a daily basis than anyone in your ancestry has probably been able to.
Combine this with some tools to track your sports activity and food intake, and you can truly be a modern human being.
We Are More Compassionate
There are various ways to contribute to causes, all the way down to helping people on an individual level. This has been a hotter and hotter trend lately, which is certainly a good sign for where we’re going as a whole. It’s only natural to want to give a helping hand to those around you, and if you use modern technology in a smart way, you can find yourself being a better person in every meaning of the word.
We Are More Curious
Last but certainly not least, the abundance of information out there has made it very easy for anyone to sit down and read on a topic they find interesting. And while this can sometimes lead to some unexpectedly bad outcomes if you follow the wrong sources of information, it’s hard to argue that we see more curiosity in those around us, and in ourselves, every day.
It’s interesting to think about where we will be as a species several decades for now, but one thing is certain – you’ve been born in one of the best times to live in, so make something good of it. Improving yourself and being in touch with modern trends is right around the corner, and everyone has something to gain from that, no matter the circumstances.