Get a dog – the perfect treatment for digital contamination
It is well-known that a dog is likely to be the best friend you will ever have, and from an investment point of view you will get a return like no other – uncompromising affection and pure happiness.
Now-a-days a dog brings even more quality into your everyday life. Having a dog is a constant reminder about about real life. A dog directs our attention away from digital communication and virtual communities to our natural habitat and interactions centred on playing, hunting, physical communication and other virtues which are natural to us gregarious animals.
A reminder of simple things
I am in no way a self-righteous eco-hippy and spend a fair share of my time online – note this article ironically online. But I am quickly learning that digital life has nothing on throwing sticks and chasing cats. My dog reminds me that the simple things in life are fun and it keeps me and my family in tune with a not so distant past which has formed our behavioural roots and patterns where we spent our lives outside interacting with nature, animals and our fellow human beings.
I really believe that interactions in real life comes way more natural to us than the self-centred and staged digital communication and social media interactions that takes up so much of our time – and even more from our children – these days. We have thousands of years of experience with living in nature and interacting with animals and people face to face and only a few decades of experience with digital social media life. A dog represents instinct and acting on instinct in your everyday life is a major relief from overly complicated social media life.
My dog, Finnley is a field trail cocker spaniel. It has got a lot of energy and requires fair share of exercise which is also good for both the dog and its owners. But with a broad selection of breeds there is a good chance you can find a breed that fits your temperament and preferences (the characteristics of different breeds should be respected). In any case, you need to put some effort into training your dog. It is not difficult – again it is a matter of instinct, simple communication (red. commands) and hieracy.
I am quit sure that having dog is a both mentally and physically healthy. It is a stress relieving activity as it will diverge your attention away from your smartphone and digital social media life towards instinct, pure affection and happiness. Really, I cannot think of anything more easing and funny than watching a sleeping dog sleeping dreaming whatever they do while yapping strange noises. Having a dog is everyday bliss.