10 Survival Tips For When Your Internet Goes Down

Fear not dear reader for there is a way out of the darkness.

Forget the apocalypse, getting jury duty in the mail or going to the dentist, the absolute worst thing that can happen to any person in a position of relative privilege is losing their internet connection. It's unquestionably the absolute worst first world problem there is. In the twenty or so years that the internet has been around, it's so ubiquitous that many people totally take it for granted. We use the internet without ever truly being thankful for the absolutely phenomenal resource it is. The age old adage: "You can't appreciate what you have until it's gone." has never been more true than it is in regards to the internet. Anyone who frequently uses it would most certainly be absolutely beside themselves to find that their source of everything, their El Dorado or Shangri-La is temporarily down for the count. Take a second out of your day and really think about what it would be like for you if there was no internet. What would you be doing with your time? How would you communicate with people? How would you be informed? Hopefully you're one of the people who doesn't abuse their enormous privilege that is the internet and a lack thereof wouldn't really affect your daily life. What about those other people? What about the people that live and die by the internet, because otherwise they would have absolutely nothing to do with their time? How would they use their social media to irritate others, continue their self-denied vanity with an inordinate amount of selfies, look up the correct spelling or definition of words before they use them or be able to cyber-stalk their secret or not-so secret crush through cyber anonymity? Fear not dear reader for there is a way out of the darkness. All you have to to is follow these ten steps and you'll come out of the whole ordeal just fine, or at least far better off than when everything first went dark. That is assuming your internet doesn't go down in the middle of you reading this. Starting with...
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Philip Clarke is a 21-year old graduate of the SAIT Film and Video Production Program. He spends his days working on his novels and feature film screenplays. His favourite film is GoodFellas. He goes to the theatre to watch movies on a weekly basis to feed his cinematic addictions.