The Golden Age of “Get Me Out Of Here”

It’s hard to ignore this recurring theme of complete apathy and follow-the-leader trend among us. Simply standing by a bus stop has turned into a pseudo-apocalyptic scene where humanoids are oblivious to anything around them, enchanted by handheld devices. I was the only one today that noticed a man wave madly as the bus passed by (he knew no one on the bus, just wanted to wave for a bit).

 

You may or may not know that I’ve been unshackled by smartphones for almost a year now and the transition was difficult at start. Frantic moments were spent trying to entertain myself because my brain couldn’t funtion without having a direct link to the Cloud. I’ll be the first to praise technology but I don’t find that my life is defined by virtual profiles and liking an edgy photograph.

There’s a mixture of pity and minimum concern for people who’ve never noticed that any information around you is probably the first and last time you’ll see it in such state. I don’t know, does it really matter?

Becoming disenchanted and gradually angry at the world keeps on keeping on as the years go by, perhaps even wasting my time writing this is me conforming to the ever-ending argument of where this reality is leading up to, a wireless generation of sterile zombies or perpetual purists that can’t change…