Alright, the selfie generation….this photo of me at age 19 is a great example. My generation is obsessed with sharing everything! I have grown wiser now (since this pic) and I can see how stupid the whole thing really is. It’s like everyone I know is going around screaming “LOOK AT ME” or “TELL ME HOW FUNNY, ORIGINAL, AND PRETTY I AM!” as loud as they can. Most of my peers cannot survive without attention. They can’t live without posting every drink, flower, kitten, and sandwich to Instagram (just when we thought Twitter was bad enough they added pictures). Everyone I know is addicted to their smart phones. What happened to people sitting around and talking instead of texting, tweeting, and checking Facebook. To me, there is nothing more rude than when I’m trying to hang out with someone and they stay on their phone the entire time! It would be easier just to text them. Also, now that Siri has shown up, people can actually talk to and have friendships with their mobile devices. Just perfect. It seems that we are so starved for human attention, we can’t even appreciate actual human interaction.
Soon, there will be no more mysteries in the world. We will know everything about each other (however, we will never actually speak to one another). There are no secrets, no mysteries, nothing to explore when it comes to people around us. Everything we need to know is laid out in an online photo album or list of likes. Sadly, it’s already happening. People have become so informed and lazy that the world has become boring to them. We are turning more and more cynical by the day and I, for one, do not like that world. It’s cold, it’s uncaring, it’s incredibly selfish, and it lives for the approval of others.
I know this appears a little hypocritical considering I’m posting my thoughts on Tumblr, but this is purely for my own release and anyone who wishes to read is welcome. I find that getting my thoughts out and documenting them is highly therapeutic. I also find that Tumblr is one of the best means of documentation. Also, I never go as far as to share personal details about my life, only thoughts that may apply to the lives of anyone going through this confusing time in life. Hopefully, whoever does read this will gain some insight or have some thoughts of their own on the matter. After all, there is an upside to all this social media and sharing nonsense. There is the opportunity to learn from one another. Let’s not turn this awesome advancement in technology into some kind of robot land of selfies and arguments.