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A little More Personal In an Impersonal world.

October 7, 2010

In the world today many things are impersonal, but more and more “impersonal” is becoming the new personal. There are recent news articles that infer that this is normal: “after all, we are in the age of technology,” (I am power quoting there.) and by the age of technology its, texting, facebooking, emailing, tweeting, even ebooking it. Technology is a force that was bringing people together through the invention of the cell phones and emailing all the ways listed above, you are never out of touch, or are you?

While tech IS making progress is it setting humanity behind?

It seems that now I walk into a class room or any hall way and people have their nose glued to a phone. I could walk by and make a ridiculous face at them and they would not notice. They have been sucked into whatever conversation they are having and are missing the now, missing seeing that person walking by them on the street. That doesn’t seem very important does it? Missing some random person on the street, but that random person could be a long lost friend or someone you may experience something special with; you will never know because your life is being lived out not in reality…but in a virtual reality. It now takes something pretty spectacular to draw someone away from the social network of  technology, but has it come to the point, or will it come to the point, when people no longer know how to have a face to face conversation?

While technology has its place, so do old traditions. You shouldn’t get sucked in to texting at every moment or searching that online dating site all the time. Go out and live you life in reality, taste it in a different way than you did yesterday. If you are looking to meet someone, do go online to a dating site: theres nothing wrong with that, but also think about how you might meet someone without that tool. Go to shows, invite friends out with you, after all, too much of anything isn’t a good thing.

A kiss through a phone such as this :*, certainly isn’t the same as in person. Somethings are just better when there for real.

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