I recently came across a poem called Look up by Gary Turk. The poem sums up what today’s society has become.
It saddens me to know that the world has become a place where people are hiding behind screens and phones. Why are we so afraid to be social while using a variety of media?
I’ve watched young people sit next to each other and text each other rather than speaking to eachother. Is this out of fear? Are we becoming more and more dependent on social media? Why are we so afraid to speak to eachother or go out? Instead we hide behind screens that vary in size. As a result of our attachment to devices, we may be missing out on special moments. Hugs, kisses, family reunion.
Isn’t it better to snuggle with your dog than to look at a picture posted six months ago of yourself snuggling with your dog? Is the digital age taking over? Is being “connected” interfering with regular interpersonal communications. Is the immediacy of a text message better than someone picking up the telephone.
Multi-tasking has become a buzzword since we can talk, text, watch television and do homework all while having a conversation via text message. Multi-tasking, nowadays, means nothing can get your undivided attention. Take a minute and look up, you may find something worth seeing.