A powerful grip indeed

Have you noticed that we live in a world that our faces are always glued to screens, either our phones, iPad or computer screens.
We are slowly but surly all becoming recluses.
One reason I like to escape once in a while to my dads and mums, life is a different pace there and no one spends their time glued to a screen.
Social media seems to be a way of life and I think we have forgotten how to really communicate with the people around us. Conversion is becoming a thing of the past, that isn’t a good thing. It’s an addiction……granted Face-book has its uses …nice to see(some) holiday snaps..chatting to friends & loved ones far away, organising get togethers/gigs etc,raising awareness,discussions, showcasing creativity and a bit of friendly banter, but it concerns me when people get together and literally already know what each others been up to ,there’s no surprise anymore.
People seem to be to busy documenting the moment and how much fun they’re having rather than living in the moment and truly having fun!
I see people glued to there devices even when out with friends, possibly hiding some social anxiety – due to them only being able to converse through a device, taking photos of their diners…oh look.. another avo-f**in-cado !!…please stop …I like avocado its sooo underrated 😃Oh and ladies, why have you all of a sudden got MASSIVE EYES ?? 👀Take photo, add bulgy eye effect, apply some contrast for tan!
And what’s it with the dog ears and noses 🐶, and don’t get me started on that pout, it’s really not the best look.😗
You all look fine without all this shizzle!
Social Media it’s now just become a big stage for mass vanity…daily updates on what ones wearing before they go out…ummm…no need, the people who actually care will see you later when your out (hence the surprise). I think it’s all got something to with an underline insecurity/acceptance/validation/ego through the amount likes…..Hashtag this hashtag that, record labels/clothing labels,squad-goals,photo-shop, instagram image consciousness.. passed down on to us by the plastic non-role models that infect our media to distract us from the real news and issues, and trust me they are out there.
Try This….just go on shitbook once a week or longer if you can! It’s liberating! …like less …phone more (something I’m still working on)! write a letter who doesn’t like getting a letter?

Take a step back and see if your dependent or not! 99% sure most are.
I did this a while back and thought I’d like to close my account and just text/email so on.
I must say I’m shocked how I just couldn’t do so….
A powerful grip indeed so I now reduce the use or escape to Devon!

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One response to “A powerful grip indeed

  1. i dont do social media– no twitter, no facebook, no status updates, except wp and an old art blog community.

    what i do connects me to people that understand me more deeply than the people i know in town. i go out all the time and try to interact, but ive always felt this place was more “stuck up” than the other places ive lived, and even people native to the area sometimes agree.

    there are a lot of places online that are just… horrible. i have mixed feelings about twitter. i want to give credit to the wonderful people that are there, even if theyre few and far between. i have no respect for the people that run twitter. zero. over the years, theyve sqandered that. oh theyre interesting and somewhat ambitious. but thats about it. i dont like “the mark” either.

    if you try to do something like avoid tv or social media, people sometimes assume you think youre better than them. you know what? think what you like about that. i will think what i do… but i know what i think– what i think is, twitter and facebook are just bad for society. i dont think we should ban them, i think its better to walk away. thats me though.

    i have mixed feelings about wordpress, but i do need somewhere to say something. yeah, i could make a website– but how to get people there? interaction on some level is important. even if there were no “social media,” we need an element of “social” in online communication. a lot of it is overrated, to say the least. but i wont go either/or on this– the internet on its best day is a remarkable resource for sharing ideas, and thats probably worth it. but “worth what,” we still are technically deciding.

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