Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Texting madness. Media Craziness.

We are all bombarded by all sorts of media. Phone, texts, internet, social media, you name it you can get bothered by it. Sigh--like things are not more connected most work places make you carry a work place. Sure you may think that is awesome, but an electronic leash syncing up to works servers, checking your location, all websites, and texts/calls is just more virtual attachment to the one thing I don't want. How does one take a step back from it all? Well for what boundaries. When I hit the gym, I listen to Pandora, everything gets blocked out. I go there to WORKOUT. When I am out with friends, my phone stays on the table or in the car- since I am there to SEE them. If someone truly needs to get me THEY can call. I am not too sure what is wrong with society at this point, but really how hard is a phone call. Texts are nothing, you can do them in mass quantity as it is.

Living in the quite digital world sets up for a lot of new challenges. You can be stuck on this stupid devices doing all sorts of things which truly avoiding what is in front of you. Your family, children, friends. I can recall countless times my friends pretty much texting or looking at their phones the entire time they were with me. How rude is that? What is the point right? I should of just stayed home and let them text me while i was in the comfort of my home or even walking around with my dog. There was a few occasions I actually almost took the phone out of my friends hands and threw it out the window. Just madness for some of the stuff I have seen. Just sickening.
There is so much disconnection from human interaction, most people don't know how to treat each other. Talk, hang out, or even just be there for people.

Technology can be a wonderful thing, but when it takes you away from something so fragile and so important its a bitter time in humanity when a stupid phone becomes more important than a human life. Take time to disconnect leave your phone wherever. You can always call whomever back, or text them back. Majority of the times its something silly anyway. I see the little games, the ridiculous texts people use against each other, marriages ending and relationships completely taking a tumble, and over what? Something just so silly and ridiculous. Time to talk to each other. Take a walk with your kids. Run with your dog and reconnect with your own self without any distractions. I bet that is something most people are not doing. When your out on a date or with someone you love, give them attention, or they will go find the attention somewhere else. Just that simple. What is truly important to you, texting, media, digital craziness? Emotional well being is much more important than anything and for many of us out there-- we have pretty much put these crazy devices superior.

As someone that works in the IT industry, yes I have two phones, one work and one personal. If I am not on call, I do not carry it with me, and if I am walking my dog, or hitting the gym, I am not looking at whats going on with facebook land. Apparently social etiquette is something that is lacking, and I am sure it will just get worse with people raising the next generations with phones and other devices. For today though, I am putting a stand on my own life, putting these things down and putting what truly is important first.