By now, this should come as no surprise: The internet is full of information to satisfy your every curiosity. From the mundane to the bizarre and fascinating mighty bow feather, if you can think it up, there’s probably a website with pictures and videos that will show you exactly what it looks like.
If you’ve ever felt like a hopelessly unproductive slacker who spends her days on social media with nothing better to do than comment on strangers’ posts, you should consider reaching for your keyboard instead.
1. You’ll learn foreign languages.
When you’re browsing for new information on the internet, it may seem like everything you find is related to a vast array of subjects that don’t have anything in common with each other, but you can use this to your advantage. Over the years, I have developed a passion for learning new languages. The only problem with this is that my vocabulary is woefully inadequate and can only struggle through an “easy-to-understand” text book at best; however, there are so many things out there that provide users with their own language lessons in their own words.
The Monster Hunter International Squad is an example of a group that provides an educational facility for foreign language learners. They provide users with the opportunity to learn about different languages and cultures in order to create a more unified world. Also, as an added bonus, most of them are bilingual, so you can practice your foreign language skills with native speakers!
2. You’ll increase your verbal fluency.
In addition to letting you develop your foreign language skills, the internet is a great place for those who love to read to go wild and do their thing, but have difficulty speaking in front of people or saying things out loud around others due to fear of embarrassment or retribution coming from their peers. To compensate for our deficiency, we tend to turn to the internet.
A great example of this is an online deaf community that provides users with English courses, signing guides and audio guides on how to communicate with their deaf comrades. Even better, this is a very safe place where users can interact without fear.
3. You’ll learn dance moves like nobody’s business.
I’m not talking about the dreaded “Shake it up, baby”. No, I mean the kind of moves that give you those wavy arms and move so smoothly you can do them with your eyes closed! These moves come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from simple footwork to intricate choreography with many different formations.
You may not be thinking of dancing while browsing the internet, but that doesn’t mean I would exclude this wonderful invention from your list. After all, we all know how much better we feel when we can do a dance on our laptop while we watch a movie or music video on YouTube!
4. You’ll master the art of efficiency.
This is the perfect solution for people who feel overwhelmed by the information that’s constantly bombarding them. If you’re worried about not being able to keep up with everything, you just need to get used to using shortcuts. The internet makes using these tools extremely easy, and mastering them could be the key to your career success while keeping it fun and entertaining without wasting your time watching cat videos on YouTube.
5. You’ll find a new perspective on life through role-playing and participating in social experiments.
One of the most important things that I have learned is that not everybody has my best interest at heart. For example, in order to test out new ideas, I tend to take the personality of a seemingly innocent person that I can easily mimic and put myself into their shoes. This has given me a bit of an unorthodox perspective on life and thinking; however, it’s helped me see things from all perspectives.
The internet provides users with the ability to do this in a whole new way. A great example of this would be the website “Pareidolia”. The site allows members to enter a virtual reality to play an interactive game where they can choose different characters and alter their own personality to experience other people’s life through their own eyes.
6. You’ll have a better understanding of yourself.
One of the best things that has happened to me is when I just got fed up with trying to figure out why I was such a difficult person, and I decided to just search it on the internet. It didn’t take much digging until I stumbled upon a psychological disorder that perfectly described me! It was this spark of clarity which helped me embrace my flaws and make them my strengths. It also gave me a chance to get over myself (it’s not easy, but it can be done!) and start learning how to interact with people in a way that doesn’t scare them off!