My children can use a GPS now
My parents and I moved to Tampa, Florida, when I was entering high school. Previously, we lived in a tiny, rural community, so going from that to Tampa, Florida, was a big culture shock. Our previous town was so tiny that there was a gas station, one traffic light, plus one grocery store. During this time, there were no cell phones with navigation systems. When I was learning how to drive, I got lost in Tampa, Florida way too much. As soon as I got my driver’s license, my parents let me drive to the springs all by myself. At this time, I didn’t have a map in the car. I made the wrong turn somewhere, plus didn’t realize it until I noticed signs for Orlando. I think I drove around lost for hours, plus never made it to the springs. I drove around South Florida for half the day, before I noticed signs for the interstate again. When I finally made my way back to the main highway, I decided to head back home to Tampa. Online resources like maps plus navigation systems have made traveling a lot easier these days. I had to navigate using only an Atlas plus my memory back then. My children can use a GPS now. There’s a navigation plan built into our vehicle now, however I don’t appreciate how my children can’t read a map. It seems like the maps have changed quite a bit now. Unfortunately, my children have become too dependent on their technology plus less dependent on their minds.