Monday, October 21, 2013

A Bah Humbug Post

*Warning: A little rant ahead....

Perhaps it is like this everywhere, but since I have never gone in and out of the city on public transport, or walked around a city as often as I have here, I wouldn't know. Another thing has really struck me. Most people, and not only the younger generation, grip their cell phones and have their headphones in as though they relied on them as a personal life-giving charger.

When I see them on the bus, plugged in and hooked up, and on FB or watching a movie on their phone, I want to gently shake them and say, "Please, at the least, greet the person you're dumping yourself down next to, and wow, what if you actually tried to have a conversation with them?"

When I see friends walking down the road next to each other, phone in hand and earplugged in - I want to shout at them - TALK TO EACH OTHER!


Bah humbug - social media may be succeeding in making us anti-social in real life situations.

6 comments:

  1. Tell 'em!
    Tell 'em!
    Rant away . . .
    Just think -
    What a waste.
    They could have been talking to a friendly Saffer ;-)

    FF a decade or two: I wonder what life will look like then?

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    1. Haha, ja, but even if they just talked to each other and not me, it would feel better!

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  2. Agree...very disconnected...

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  3. Yup, that is our new generation. Totally disconnected and living in their own world. I don't understand how we all got so caught up in this whole cyber world that a lot of people are unable to have relationships in real life.

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    1. Just saw your comment here now, since I have just written another post along a similar theme. If we thought the "novelty would wear off", we were mistaken, there are just more platforms now to opt out of "real life meetings"... its too sad.

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