Welcome to the online world: where self-worth is measured by the number of likes and follows. Where you beat yourself up over one wrong hashtag (which was nothing but a symbol 20 something years ago).Not happening on Facebook? OMG you need a life! What you don't realise is that those people who are non-existent in the digital world are the ones truly experiencing life the way they ought to. The ones who aren't merely surviving but actually living. I have around 200 friends on Facebook(mainly because I de-clutter my friend list from time to time) It may not seem like much to you but ask me how many people I can actually have a heart to heart with and I can tick them off on one hand.
What's the deal with technology taking over our lives? Are we just killing ourselves slowly or is it supposed to be part of ''evolution'' ? My mind is constantly on overdrive: the endless forwards on WhatsApp are such a pain! (After laundry of course aka the mundane task of washing,ironing ,folding,sorting each day.Every.Single.Day.Put it off a day and you risk losing your sanity)
Nonversations vs.Laundry?I'd pick laundry every day.
But I digress. Not funnily enough,2015 is the year the word ''Nonversation'' became a reality. Might as well blame it on evolution. The more technology we have, the more easier things become, the more robotic we get and the less time we have for real conversations. Messages are all shorthand and emojis. Miss an emoji and you end up coming off as rude. Not to forget the endless browsing on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin', you name it. The unproductive info retention; The endless screenshots that you probably will never get back to; The bookmarks for later. Sigh, time is of essence. A luxury in this fast paced world. Everyone's going at breakneck speed, dare slow down and you might as well become non-existent.
Realise how running away isn't literal anymore? Wanna take a break from this world and all you have to do is delete your social accounts.
Awkward silence? Grab your phone and pretend to be busy.
Feeling left out? Get your phone out so you don't have to deal with the embarrassment.
Even enjoying nature is a rarity, what with Gopros and the Google Glass.
And the Apple Watch..another ingenious invention.Right? Hell no, it is just basically an Iphone strapped to your hand with the increased functionality of tracking movements :/ Not to forget the talk of the Cicret Bracelet's potential to become the next big thing...sad how we still wonder why every other person we know has a terminal disease.
What's happening is that we are being sucked into this whole materialistic vacuum.. This constant need to fill the void, break the silence and kill boredom with something as unproductive as browsing our Instagram feed. Its killing us slowly..killing our relationships..killing our ideals. I bet you wives have lost count of how many times you've asked your husband to keep his phone away and just listen!
Looking without seeing.
Hearing without listening.
Observing without pondering.
Existing without living.
It's all way too mainstream now.
Break the cycle and do yourself a favour : Unplug, Sit Back, Relax and Just Live In the Moment For Once.
PS:The constant need to check our social apps in the hopes that something new might have come up since the last 5 minutes we checked might actually have a name to it.let me know if you know!:)