We are living in the times of technology. Which has gained us leaps & bounds in the way of information and access to EVERYTHING!
But this is by far not without casualties of reality.
Today there are more influences of what one wants than what one actually needs.
Nowadays perhaps there are more single people because they are forever looking online, facebooking, tweeting, instagramming and so on and so on …. Giving the idea that there is something better, shinier, and more exciting elsewhere.
This has an incredible impact on how reality is handled. Although it is not a bad idea to open your mind and explore the possibilities of furthering an education, learning about different cultures, or even checking out the current trends of life….
But to ignore the reality of what is actually within arms reach and disregard the daily tasks of living is a real disconnect.
Social media has a few married couples starting to think that they settled too soon, younger folks think social media is their next ticket to fast stardom, not to mention THE THIRST!!!! This encompasses a variety of people looking for anything and everything to feed the want to be seen, loved, acknowledged, validated, etc, etc, etc…..
Technology has become the be all to end all. Without it, we learned patience and diligence. With it we have convenience and instant gratification.
I’m not saying I’m not a fan because I surely appreciate living in an age where anything is available at the touch of a button but it is not without revelation that connecting through a mainframe will never be the same as connecting with one another in real-time with real life through real experiences.
When a friend went on to tell me how they were so caught up in Candy Crush that they almost got fired, I thought, DANG! When is too much, too much?! Another person told a story about their neighbor that hadn’t tended to their yard in months but is always sitting on their porch with a lap top… And the catalyst for this blog entry was when someone was telling me about how they would rather just buy their kids ipads & all that instead of helping them with homework or dealing with having to entertain them.
Connections to technology have really made it far too easy for a disconnection from reality.
With that being said, I’m logging off and going outside to play!
Shake a hand, give a hug, go and talk FACE to FACE with someone.
*cue Soul II Soul* …
back to life back to the present time
back from a fantasy
tell me now take the initiative
ill leave it in your hands until your ready