I was sitting on the bus today, and it gets worst from here—and I don’t mean worst as in everybody on the bus died or I got hit by it when I got off—but I mean I saw something that launched me into a world of “WTF’s” about the “OMG, jk, like, like,like” world we “like” live in. I took my seat and browsed around the bus only to find every student’s eye fixed to a phone. I stared at the guy in front of me for the entire ten minute ride and not once did he look up and see my disgusted face. I immediately “disliked” everyone.
This is not an attack on technology, so those of you who have your head in the cyber clouds like these cyber clowns, you can calm down. There’s nothing wrong with owning a computer or a cell phone, but there is about a computer or a cell phone owning you. Being a person means being able to think by yourself and for yourself. Everybody should be able to like something without a “like” button. The social media is destroying interpersonal relationships, and somehow I sound like the weird one complaining about it. I still think I’m the “smart” one without a “dumb” phone.
It’s not that I don’t get it, it’s that I don’t want it. I don’t want to go through my life with my head up my ass a.k.a. looking at a screen the entire day. When I walk around campus there are a thousands of people walking around with their phones in there face, and they aimlessly walk without looking up. These are the same people that probably text and drive, and I can tell because they swerve on the sidewalk like they do on the highway. These are the people I want to knock on their ass out of pure “Watch where you’re going idiot.”
After I got off of the bus I kept asking myself: Why is the world coming to this? Why are we so selfish to keep our interesting thoughts and lives from other people? Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is the only way we let people into our lives—and it’s all the time. Then I remembered an article I read on Brainpickings, and my day made a positive turn. I have all these questions for my fellow humans, but sometimes I realize the only thing I can do is just live for myself. I’ll find others like me soon enough. All you others: enjoy the car accidents, and yes, it’s probably cancer. I’m going to grab an ice cream cone.