In some countries the widespread use of internet has given people more freedom to work or study at home instead of traveling to work or college. Do the advantages outweigh disadvantages?
Modern inventions have greatly changed the way we live and work and one of the most important inventions is the internet. We are given more freedom in the choice of where to work and study. People cannot help wondering the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
In our efforts to make achievements in career, we find the internet a blessing. No longer do we have to spend hours commuting before we squeeze ourselves in unsettling offices. We also do not have to worry about our work being interrupt by unexpected knocks at our office door. Sipping a cup of tea on the sofa at home, a manager can a company by sending emails.
Students also benefit greatly from the wide spread of the Internet. One of the main reasons why students in the past failed to show academic performance is the lack of proper books or materials. This, however, is not a concern thanks to the advent of the internet. A click of a button allows them to access sorts of books and videos that relate to their majors, illuminating them in their search of high level of knowledge.
However, all these do not necessarily mean that there is no drawback. The line between leisure and work or study has been blurred because of the internet. In the past, our work started in morning and finished in the sunset. After arriving home, we could enjoy what we call quality time with our family. When we were in a holiday, it mean uninterrupted leisure without having to worry about work. However, there is no such distinction any more. Checking emails before sleeping late in the night and early in the morning is part of what we do now. Can we say that we are truly enjoying ourselves if we are preparing our family a dinner while an urgent call from our manage our manager comes?
In conclusion, I personally consider this to be a positive trend. The internet has greatly improved work efficiency and facilitated students, even though it may sometimes interrupt our private life.But the internet itself is not to blame. What we ought to do is to seek to strike balance between life and work.