Brave New World?

Our vision has been clouded effortlessly by the vast amounts of technology running our everyday lives. While driving back home from Ann Arbor this morning I was asking my friend to text for me since I was driving.(Please drink and drive before you think about text-ing and driving because that way at least you will be LOOKING at the road). I stated how I would never have internet on my phone now or in the future. Call me old-fashion but I miss simplicity. Being a business student this may be a downfall but I would not be happy constantly connected to the “brave new world” in which we live today. Any who, my friend said “I love having internet on my phone because sometimes I get bored.” Well honestly people. Come on. It’s healthy to know how to survive the treachery of boredom. Our lack of appreciation for the world around us seems to have decreased drastically and it’s a shame because people around us are much more engaging than the people you feel connected to online. First it was the problem of feeling connected to people online. It is an unrealistic relationship in my opinion. There are several negative factors that emerge from the internet as you might already know. Well don’t just know. I challenge you to do something about it. “Facebook is the new cause of divorce.” Facebook and other social networking sites cause feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Well yeah. People post status’s about all the wonderful things that happen in their lives and it is going to cause you to feel worse about your own “miserable life.” Now it has come to the point of ignoring our present company to text or chat with someone online. Really now? That’s the one that always irks me. I’m in front of you. Pay attention to me. It’s common courtesy not want for attention. People back in the day used to talk to each other rather than having their eyes glued to a screen and typing on some keyboard. Does anyone remember that?

 


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