The Prime Minister has commented that he views access to a fast broadband connection as important to home-owners as electricity, gas and water. But isn’t that just a bit-over-the-top? We all take access to the internet for granted now and, when we can’t get a mobile phone signal, curse the network provider but the digital world is still a very young one and it wasn’t that long ago we managed fine without it. The digital revolution was supposed to make books obsolete and shops just showrooms however, things haven’t turned out like that. People like to shop, it’s a leisure activity and part of our culture and books are treasured possessions which will never be replaced by a screen.
There is no denying however that the internet has become a major part of modern living and has added positively to modern life but what we must not do is rely on it to fulfil our lives. We must still get out there and interact with people, express ourselves through our actions and embrace challenges that this amazing world offers us. These actions define us and broaden our outlook or put it this way – who would you rather sit next to at a dinner party, someone who spends all their spare time sat behind a computer screen or someone who gets out there and lives life to the full?