1. Food shopping becomes a regular chore. And it sucks pretty much every time.
2. Jeans become more and more uncomfortable. Thank God for leggings.
3. You begin to worry about health insurance and other important finances.
4. You realize you’re only a couple of years away from your 10 year high school reunion. Ouch.
5. You look at teenagers in disgust and wonder if you were that annoying at that age too.
6. Others around you are getting engaged and having babies. Some even on purpose.
7. You don’t enjoy going out to bars and clubs anymore. The crowd drives you crazy and you rather be home watching movies.
8. You realize that things can actually go wrong to your car (that cost money) and you must stop driving it like you’re in NASCAR.
9. You get excited when there’s a sale.
10. You stop sharing every little detail of your life on social networks because you realize how unnecessary it really is.
So I’m just scrolling thru my Facebook news feed, seeing some worthwhile stuff and then some BS that I stop myself from clicking on. When I think about it, yes internet helps us and gives us knowledge at times when we need it but it is also destroying an entire generation. My mom was telling me today about all the things she used to do with friends when she was younger, mostly going places and being outside. Sometimes I wish that today’s society could be forced to actually do this rather than play games online or creep thru Instagram and Twitter. Do you ever stop and think about how much time we WASTE doing this? I read somewhere that people pick up their phone and look thru it over 110 times a day! Let that sink in real quick and think of all the productive things you could be doing instead. The internet has its perks but it also has side effects that will cause an individual to become lazy, dependent, unsocial and withdrawn from society. Hmm, sounds like a lame commercial about an anti-depressant. I hope technology doesn’t get too advanced in the future, I want humans walking this earth – not robots.
Ugh… I am getting so sick and tired of scrolling through Facebook and reading things I could care less about written by people I haven’t talked to or seen in years. Each day I scroll telling myself I’m going to deactivate it for awhile or maybe go on less… and then I find myself scrolling again. Why?! Why must I feel an addiction to seeing what other people have to say? (When most of the time it is utter stupidity) I’m not completely innocent though, I have posted some of my own stupid statuses and have gone on a Facebook rant before. But, some people do this every day… all day long. What makes me more frustrated is the fact that after I scroll through Facebook, I do more scrolling. On Instagram. On Twitter. On Pinterest. (though I have to say… Pinterest does have a lot of great things on it including recipes and wedding ideas and such) But it seems that a majority of my day is done scrolling! I find myself becoming lazy due to scrolling so much. Sometimes I wish I could be on an island somewhere with the people I care about most with absolutely no form of technology. Humans need this. We need to talk one on one and speak in person. Technology is making it too easy for us to sit behind a screen of some sort and communicate.
This is why I have decided to look into taking a trip with a group of people (a missionary group) to Belize. I am going to the orphanages there to see what life is like outside of Technological America. I am close to registering after a few more loose ends are tied up. I am so excited! I need this to bring me back to what life is about… not scrolling through Instagram to see what some stranger is having for lunch that day. I want to watch the children get excited over the tiniest things that I forget to appreciate each day. They are like puppies when they find out they’re going for a walk. Pure joy.
The children in those orphanages is what reality is. Not what people are putting on Facebook for others to believe. We all get so wrapped up in showing others that we have a life to live but what are we really doing? Putting pictures up of us going out dancing with friends or out to eat with a boyfriend? That’s nice and all and I’m guilty of doing both, but I need more out of this life than what my social media accounts can offer me.