Life Behind A Screen
is no secret that in today's society we all walk around like new aged zombies, only instead of carrying the dreaded x virus, were carrying around our life lines. We all have our own little worlds permanently attached to our hands, in our pockets, under our pillows, anywhere a screen goes we follow. Night time is our wifi, when we are disconnected to it, we may as well shrivel up and die. The thought of being off the grid for an hour is so painful to even consider! Really? Is this where we've come too? I see memes on facebook daily that say "the generation of today's youth will never know the struggle of blah blah blah". Its incredibly shocking how sad it is that it's actually true. Kids today are born immediately into the social network, They were conceived during a movie on netflix, the first glimpse of the 2 pink lines becomes a highlight on your wall, the very first photo of your baby is immediately a hit sensation between you and 900 of your closest friends, family and facebook friends you have know idea even existed. Its actually kinda frightening to know that someone in Canada knows what my favorite color is just by simply browsing through friends of friends of friends.
We all have turned our deepest fears, biggest dreams, daily moods, family get togethers, plans and thoughts into a public platform for the world to be a part of. Someone in china knows that i went into my fridge to get a string cheese because i HAD to tell the world i was going to the fridge to get a string cheese. In a way we are all living a reality show only instead of it being on tv, our lives and everything we do is open to the viewing pleasures of the public. Some creep probably has pictures of my children, because I posted them on my wall, my ex's new girlfriends can compare looks because they know my name and search me online. Its been years since we've all sat down and engaged in actual human contact without the use of cyberspace. Christmas shopping can now be done from your house, in your pjs and with a subscription to amazon and a credit card you can shop, buy and pay for someone to wrap your gifts for you.
Our children are now open to the public, our relationships are determined by a small button or a status defining the state of our love life, we contact anyone and everyone through a computer screen. Nothing is done naturally anymore. Thank God we still know how to make our own food, i mean were one step away from a computer doing it for us... Wait... scratch that, i forgot that you can customize, create, buy and have food delivered to your front door without you ever having to leave the couch. Its no wonder 99% of our worldly population are fat, lazy, depressed, psychotic and borderline retarded. Its 2016 and im still amazed that we all made it this far without combusting or spewing out deadly waves of radiation through our pores.
Half of the youth generation have ADHD, they are diagnosed before they van even begin to start their life, yet lets fix it with a tablet and a 3 times a day prescription. Kids are killing eachother over cyberspace, kids are being killed by texting and driving, or talking on their cellphones because reading a status update or a text from a friend or family is more important than looking left and right or using a turn signal. Cyber space is killing off our race and we aren't even paying attention that is US who are actually killing off our generation by simply being glued to a screen.
Here are a few in your face examples.
Your child fell down the stairs, you were on your facebook commenting on a picture of a bagel. After looking over the damages you go back to your facebook and post about your child falling down the stairs. Yet you could have taken that time to love and comfort your kid and realize that posting about it shouldnt be more important than spending time with your child that needs you.
What are we having for dinner? Google or pintrest.
When will we get married? Theres an app for that.
Are we going to walmart today? 25 min of scrolling, 4 posts, 10 shares and 20 you will never guess what this person did blogs later, youre ready for bed. Didnt you need to go to walmart? Crazy how easy it is to forget what your------- WAIT!!! where is my phone?!?!?! Hey i need to charge my phone, where is my charger? I'm taking a shower, i found a piece of sand, was that a bug? Kinda sad huh. But no worries facebook has an entire list of things to choose from when you need to describe your current mood, activity and location...
It is no secret that we are addicted to technology, hell I'm sitting here on my couch writing this damn blog on my computer because its 3 in the morning and i have no one to talk too because you just cannot rely on anyone anymore. Your friends are busy and didnt have time to talk but theyre on messenger, they read your message and they were active about 5 min ago. Jesus go eat a sandwhich and chill the eff out!! Yesterday i was going through my friends list on facebook and it dawned on me, I have so many friends. Like more friends than Ive ever had, all 300 of them! I'm so blessed to have that many friends. But yet, i don't know any of them, i have never met them, i don't know how we became friends, or why were friends in the first place. They aren't physical friends, they re facebook friends. but since society doesn't know any better, facebook friends are considered the real deal. Nice to know kyle from boston thinks the pic of my apple is awesome and amber from Michigan is here for me whenever i need a friend. Um who are you people?
I got my ass whooped back in the day but todays generation get their facebook taken away, I used to play at the park, but now you cant see the park because we stare into a screen, well that and its unsafe to go to the park alone for 3 minutes because in the last 10 years your age, sex, location and appearance have made it 10 times easier for the perves to find you. With a click of a button you are now a widespread visual for EVERYONE. We ecould go to church and meet new people but today anyone can find me and add me as a friend. We have forgotten how to live and its not a joke either.. seriously go to google and type how too in the search bar, you will see TO LIVE in the suggestions. Its ans actual thing and in fact its pretty sad that we rely on siri, Google and Cortana to lead us in the right direction. A VOICE INSIDE A PHONE is your go to agent for anything you need, want or have to know. We are all incarcerated in our own cyber prison and were slowly missing the opportunity to live. I wonderr how people will feel when they realize they cant update their current mood when they reach the otherside.
Maybe im being to honest, maybe this is a bit too brutal, eitherway, youre sitting down and reading this on paper so at least i was able to get you away from a screen even for just a few minutes.