Hav you ever tried to explain to your teen what life was like before Broadband? My teens can remember life before smartphones but I am sure they are convinced the internet has been around forever. I know the younger generation gets a lot of stick for always being on their phones, just like the oldies get stick for not being up with the times or wanting to be up with the times. You can’t get away from the fact that the modern age has changed the world immensely.
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For me personally, my life has changed drastically with the invention of broadband. It has given me an income which has got to be the biggest thing. Not just a piddly side income either. Nor am I stuck doing the same old thing day after day. Not all jobs can boast constant change. I can honestly say that I use broadband every single day.
Earning online isn’t anything seedy or dodgy and none of it I would be able to do if I didn’t have broadband. I blog ( ta-da, this is my blog) which is an experience and can be a job in its self. But that would be too simple to do just that. So I teach others how to blog on my own site. Again couldn’t do that without Broadband. I also do Virtual Assistant, VA, work for other bloggers. Again…broadband needed. I create websites and logos for customers wanting to have their own corner of the internet. Whenever in history before has someone been able to decide to set up a business, connect to the internet with someone like www.talktalk.co.uk and then be earning a decent amount all within in the same month? It does happen. If you have a skill put it out there and get earning. Change your life to the one you want. If you want to learn how to blog, get in touch. Or if you want to be a VA I can point you in the best direction course wise.
But it’s not just there my life has changed. I have been able to get rid of the car because of the joys of online shopping. I don’t have to queue up for ages in a busy supermarket. I can order it as I am watching TV. Someone else picks it all from the shelves and then it’s delivered. That hour I use to spend in the supermarket each week is now spent earning money or doing something I want to do.
But the one that just blows me away is the knowledge that is now at everyone’s fingertips. In an instant. When you’re sitting there watching a film, again broadband, and you wonder what those other film matey chops were in. You don’t have to ring half your friends to find out. You can just look it up in seconds. Dripping tap? Look it up ( then ring your Dad and tell him what’s wrong lol) Want a new career? Look it up. Want to learn a new skill? Look it up. I am so envious of the youth today that they have it all at their fingertips. When I was a teen there weren’t the opportunities that they have now.
The future of the world does scare me. I do think that somethings need to be left alone. Somethings don’t need fixing with the internet. But I am hugely grateful of not only witnessing but also being a part of the change.
Now go and explain cassette tapes and vinyl records to your teen and watch them gasp at how antique you are.