I was thinking about this the other day. What is the best thing since sliced bread? I think that phrase is really about what has made your life easier, less stressful? I really have to think about that hard. There are so many things that are convenient, but I am not sure they make my life less stressful because they take me away from the things that really matter sometimes.
Then I actually started thinking about sliced bread. Sliced bread was a really big deal. To have something that was already sliced and all the slices were consistent (no more wasting time baking and cutting your bread, or no more shoving it into the toaster because you cut it just a little too big, or kids fighting over the bigger piece) was a big deal. But on the other hand, because it was made from highly processed ingredients, you were trading nutrition for that perfectly sliced bread.
I guess what I am trying to say is that everything has a trade off.
I think my iPhone 6s could be the best thing since sliced bread. It allows me to keep in touch with the world from my fingertips, run my family because I am working full time, email my teachers any time of the day, and do research in seconds. But… if I’m not careful it can cause me stress because everyone can get ahold of me at any time of the day. It can take away from my family time because multitasking makes me not present in the moment. It can be information overload. Not healthy. Just like all items of convenience, moderation is going to be hugely important. I need to stuff that phone away and make sure I am paying attention to those around me when my working day is done. Be present.
What is your “best thing since sliced bread”? Whatever it is, make sure you aren’t trading convenience for “nutritional” value.
Enjoy the Dance! ;D