Is it the internet or is it just your mom? | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 04, 2019

Is it the internet or is it just your mom?

The internet has been around for as long as we can remember. And although our relationship with the internet has changed over the years, its ability to be there for us when we need it has not.

Sound familiar?

After being an active internet user for the last decade, I finally realised that the internet is a lot like my mom. You might find this pretty bizarre, but the resemblance is truly uncanny.

IT HAS THE SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

Having problems setting your AC on timer? Go to the internet. Having problems with a coworker who doesn't seem to stop calling you short? Go to your mom! While the internet has the solution to most of your problems, there's nothing better than going to your mom for life advice. Both of them will always have a solution for whatever problem you're facing.

SOMETHING YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED

We understand the value of things when they aren't there anymore. When you stream a TV show for 5 hours, do you have the internet in mind? NO. But when it decides to take a break, and you're no longer connected to the world, you feel empty. You just want it back, even if it's for a second; much like your mom when she isn't around. The lady has nurtured you for years and you barely valued her. But the moment you'll have to move out, you'll start to realise how valuable this individual really is.

THE REASON YOU HAVE A LIFE

Your mom is the one who gave you life, no doubt. However, technology has advanced to a point that most of our lives revolve around social media. For people like me, who'd rather stay home and text others than go out and meet them, this is a vital medium of communication. In other words, the internet is the reason some of y'all have a life, be it real or virtual.

FINDS YOUR STUFF BEFORE YOU

We've all been in that situation where you look for something but find it nowhere. Yet when you ask your mom to look for it, she finds it within seconds. Although I'm yet to figure out how she does it, this is definitely something that applies to the internet as well. Think about it. It will probably take you hours to find the longest word in the English language. But if you ask the internet to look for it, you'll know it is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis within a second!

SOMETHING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

At this point, we are so used to having the internet around, it's hard to imagine life without it. For me, it was there when I first discovered Spongebob games and it was there when I found out how high my university's tuition was. Coincidentally, my mom was there too. And both times, she was there scolding me for being on the computer all day. Both the internet and my mom have been there for so long that it really has become hard to imagine life without them. But although I might be able to live without the internet someday, there is no way it will be as easy to live without my mom.

 

Antara wishes to conquer the world someday and bring back an alien from Pluto. To know more about her evil schemes, send an e-mail at: antara56.ar@gmail.com

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