As technology advances each day, it takes a higher priority in an individual’s life. That idealized piece of technology is being used more every day for each person, therefore; creating an unnatural and highly undesirable dependence and running their lives. Today, people unconsciously allow phones to run their lives. They spend all day writing emails and texting, rather than enjoying what is natural, the environment/nature. Thoreau is thoughtfully trying to remind everyone that technology is not as important as it may initially seem. It binds them to business/commerce, leading them away from the most basic but essential things of life. Additionally, living in nature is not all bad as Thoreau pleads in his writings. It helps connect to nature as all people are and were additionally born into. Many years back, most if not all people lived as Thoreau did in his time by Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.
Thoreau was able to connect with nature and find more meaningful reason to life. He was reminded everyday of nature’s beauty that surrounded him. He lived without a television, a cell phone, or even anything electrical. These are all essentially and simply distractions when it comes to the bottom of it. In addition, it is these types of distractions that lead people to be as socially awkward as they are in today’s world. They live with phones in hand twenty four hours a day. For example, many people get caught alone for even the slightest of seconds and the immediate reaction built into their brain is to whip out their phone. For those few moments of solitude are quickly striped and are whisked away by a quick read into the latest tweets. There is no more time to soak in life,