Alerts make our mind less alertNowadays people are too busy in their daily life and they have a countless number of things to do which they need to remember. There are fair chances that people may tend to forget about important things to be done due to which they may face inconvenience. Here comes the role of alerts and reminders which have now become part of our daily life. It is common nowadays for people to set reminders in their smartphones, alarm clocks, google calendar, note on a paper, etc for all the important things to be done to avoid the risk of missing them out. In the olden time, an only important reminder which people used to set was clock alarm for waking up in the morning and most of the other things they used to remember in their minds. But nowadays people sometimes set alerts for even very minor things which they can easily remember if they are little alert. But they do not want the slightest botheration to remember things and hence they outsource the work of their mind to gadgets and software.
Setting alerts and reminders for important events is understandable but setting reminders for every small thing should be discouraged. Side effects of setting alerts and reminders are that our minds get habituated to it and tend to become lazy and loses its capacity to remember things as we are outsourcing its responsibility external agents. The result is that we may not be able to remember even small things mentally and we tend to note them down. It is just like when a person is devoid of his or her responsibility for a long time then they find it difficult to handle it again when needed.
Hence we should use alert and reminders only when its important and required. Using it to remember even minor things will make our mind less alert and capable to remember things on its own and we may forget the things when sometimes we forget to set alerts and reminders.