Imagine a world with no social media … Now breathe the air. Live


Imagine a world with no social media, even if it’s just for a day.

Everywhere we go these days, people have their noses stuck to their phones. I was at a restaurant last night and I looked around. Couples sat at tables and were more involved with what was on their phone than the person sitting across from them. We see all the time on social media films of a fight or a rape or bad crap happening to good people, and instead of humanity trying to help, they’re filming and posting to social media.

This sucks!  What kind of society are we when we choose technology over humanity?  Why do we have to text someone?  Why can’t we pick up the phone and call them?  Wouldn’t that be easier? Sure, technology has its advantages. You’re loved one is overseas, even a few states away and you can’t visit as often as you’d like. Skype is a great way to keep in touch. But why skype with your neighbor a street away?  What’s wrong with going to each other’s homes or meeting up at the local coffee shop?  Why have we become so afraid to truly interact with people? Why do we put more weight in social media “friend” numbers than we do in real friends?

I see our young people glued to their phones and pads and watches, and yet, when they come home from a day at the mall texting with friends who aren’t with them, they retreat to an empty room with no real friends to hug, laugh with.  In a world of social media friends, so many of us are truly alone.

How sad.

So, the next time you reach for your phone to text a friend, call them instead. I know I’d much rather hear your voice than see words type across a screen. Get out in the world. Make plans with your friends to have a no-technology day. Put your cell phones, your laptops, your computers away. Pretend Facebook and Twitter don’t exist. Connect with people, not technology. Breathe the fresh air. Live.

 

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6 thoughts on “Imagine a world with no social media … Now breathe the air. Live

  1. I really like this. For many of us, our relationships with social media have devolved into love/hate relationships. You’ve summed up our collective feelings really well, particularly with that YouTube video.

    I have to ask, though: Is it wrong if I “like” and “share” this with my friends on my social network?

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  2. Jenny, sadly we live in a world that is completely self absorbed. Just go to FB and see how everyone is absolutely perfect. Everyone has the perfect spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, etc. It’s of course their own fantasy and they wanting you to think they’re perfect. And the incessant inane posts are a need for attention. I actually don’t care what you’re having for dinner tonight or who you’re with. No one can pick up the phone today. Kids are robots today. I should know. I’m a teacher. I go to people’s homes to teach them piano and could write a book on the parenting skills. That is getting off topic though. I have always said and still maintain that we have “Stepford” people, kids today and it’s only going to get worse. I am so grateful for my childhood. That’s all I can say.

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    1. I hear ya, Dee. I suppose each generation has something to complain about. Imagine the way people felt during the industrial revolution. Now we can’t imagine life without those innovations. I just hate the way we’ve stopped communicating on a one-to-one, personal basis. I long for the days when you used to go into an establishment looking for a job, fill out an application, meet the manager and boom, you’re hired. Now we’re nothing but numbers sitting in a database, keywords being siphoned through a software program. So impersonal.

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