Jan 17, 2010
I have a new addiction. Facebook and the applications that go with it. I now am concerned with my virtual farm and fishtank..as are many people that I meet. Sign of the times? Everyone I work with is busy posting on facebook. From their computers and fancy new phones. Myself included. My life is not that interesting, yet I update. People walk looking down now..Their Ipods in their ears and their fingers typing away on the the Blackberries. I wait on many people who bring their children in, yet they are actually alone, because little Johnny has his earbuds in and is playing Halo against people he hasn't actually met. The new society? My brother texts while he drives. I tell him he is nuts. My 63 year old mother won't leave the house without her cellphone. I tease her and ask her what did she do before cellphones. What I am trying to figure out now, is this a good thing? The one thing I have noticed, the next generation is lacking in something very important. Interpersonal skills. REAL communication. Eye to eye, over a cup of coffee, without electronic interference. Grabbing human hands and offering comfort. Pure, beautiful silence. Maybe that is why I like the early am. so much?
Posted by Lori