I can admit it; I’m an Internet junkie. I spent most of my time surfing and engaging with the web in some form. Whether it’s on my computer, my Kindle or even my phone I am always connected to the Internet. It’s become an important part of my life, much like an extension of my life. From taking free online courses, reading Wikipedia or browsing the web to watch free movies online – it has become completely integrated with my day to day activities. I imagine that I am not alone in this and with the increase in access to Smart Phones thanks to cheaper prices and older models falling in their own price, more people are gaining easier access to the web which, in my personal belief, is important for all of humanity. The Internet is something that all people should have access to; it should become a standard human right to have access to the free education that it can offer.
Perhaps that is a stretch but I cannot help but wonder how many lives could be improved if they were given the Internet to act a basic source of research, information and education. Let’s not forget either how much free entertainment can be found on the web and it is not only limited to movies but to thousands of free books that Google and Amazon both have scanned, each offering them within their selected services. When I consider how much the Internet has given me, I can recognize how much opportunity I am given to be able to improve myself as an individual. Whether it is through education or spirituality, socializing or the raw depth of inter-connectivity and using apps that can make my life easier, the Internet has a plethora of options to help improve your lifestyle.