Technology is great, amazing in fact. Somehow though, it seems to be taking over this generation and the one that follows by storm. Simultaneously replacing our emotions with emoji’s and “Lol’s”. I once read a quote by Alan Garner that stated “if people winked half as much in real life as they do in text messages this would be a pretty creepy world” . So what does this mean? Technology has completely changed the way we truly express ourselves. Therefore, how we interact with people in real life turns out to be so boring compared to texting.Now you can just speak to your phone and it will type out your words for you. This just reproduces speaking without emotion because the more monotone you sound when orally creating a message the more likely the phone will pick up on all the words that are being said. Soon we will all start to sound like Siri in real life._ In addition we are told to love globalization; it is amazing and will help this world grow. Though in having the world grow and connect conversations in communities are going to eventually stop altogether. Why ask your neighbor if they know any good restaurants when you could just ask Siri and have a multitude of locations in the palm of your hand? In stopping verbal conversations we stop showing using our innate emotions and reactions towards occurrences. We are now losing our expressions, and in return we are losing ourselves.
In life everyone makes mistakes and everyone has triumphs. Many people believe that there are people just waiting for you to screw up so they can shit all over you. This is true to some extent, but what most don't realize is that the worst "shitter" is you. Now some might be shaking their head thinking that's not me, but let me ask you a question. When you do mess up somehow, is one of the first thoughts that pop into your head positive or negative? If they are positive, bravo! Though for most these thoughts are negative. This can have a huge impact on your own self confidence. Even if you have some really mean haters, if you fully love yourself then what they say won't matter. In saying this, are we pushing aside the blame onto other people, aka the haters? Or are we allowing these ideas into our heads in the first place because that is what we already believe about ourselves, so in a way we are rectifying your own thoughts?
I am so excited to let you know that I have added a subscribe button!!!!! *sitting and smiling with cricket noises in the background*
Ok, so that isn't the only news I have, I really want to grow Rosie's Poppy as much as possible so I wanted to add this subscribe button to spread the word about my new blog posts so that as soon as I post something you know about it! Now you may be thinking "Sophia you barely put out blog posts on a regular basis". To this I do agree, so that is my other part of exciting news (well if you like reading my blog its exciting, if not, you may want to cover your ears, or in this case your eyes). From now on I will be posting two new blog posts weekly! I would eventually like to put out a blog post more than two times a week, maybe even everyday! (but lets not get too far ahead of ourselves!). So as of now there will be two new blog posts weekly and a subscribe button!
P.S. If you enjoy reading my blog, I am sure your friends will too! *hint, hint, wink, wink* :)
In the chilled dawn
I emerge from the dark
To disembark on my journey
The immaculate landscape
Covered by a white blanket
Whispers soft nothings to me
As I make my way creating perfect imperfections
Squirrels dance and play
leaving ruffled up trails
The quiet encompasses me
And for a moment
I feel absolutely free
Soaking in the crisp air
Snowflakes catching on my eyelashes
As it becomes hard for me to see
The path I am taking
I finally believe in me
And am ready to be history in the making
According to Charlotte from Sex and the City women all want to be saved. Are we showing this through doing stupid things like getting back with an ex ? Or are we just hoping that he has miraculously changed in the last week?If we got a face cream we didn't like would we give it a second, third, possibly fourth chance to prove it doesn't work for us? No, we would give it a less than polite product review and move on to the next shiny container of "new and improved" cream that promises lasting results. So why do we do this with men? Why do we give them a ton of chances only to be let down again and again? If we can throw aside something so stupid as face cream the second it doesn't work to take away wrinkles, why aren't we more cautious with our hearts? Is it because we like the thrill and drama of getting back together? Or is it because as Marilyn Monroe said " all a girl wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same"?
Ok, so I can't be the only one. I mean everyone does it, but there is no tutorial........I'm talking about flirting by the way. How are we supposed to know we are "doing it right" or is there ever a "right way to do it"? If we think that we are flirting how are we supposed to know that its working? Well if the person reciprocates that's one way. But what if they don't because they have no clue you are flirting? In that case, how are we supposed to know if someone isn't interested, or just didn't get the little hint?
Ok, so we all know someone who seems like they are always hiding a bit, or even living a double life that we don't know about. For instance you try to always make plans with and they always have to do "something". When someone is actually busy and its easier to say "something" than give you all their plans that's one thing, but when they never tell you their agenda that's a little shady. Or when you ask them what they did over the weekend and they tell you one thing but you find out later on social media that they were doing another. Shady shady shady! So why is there a reason for all this shadiness? Just like there is a reason for lying, which kinda goes hand and hand with being shady. It's due to being embarrassed, not wanting to hurt your feelings, or they can't seem to stop lying a.k.a. a pathological liar. Now I am not talking about lying once or twice, a pathological liar lives in a world of lies and more times than not they begin to believe there own lies. Usually when you try to confront them about it, its as if you just accused them of murder (hopefully they didn't do that as well). So what do we do with these people? Do we stop being friends with them? Do we tell them that we can't be around someone who lies and is as shady as they are and hopefully they change their ways? How do you call out someone who is a master at mind games? Lets just hope if you do let your voice be heard you end up winning and not playing the game yourself.
"Divorce wasn't an option up until the 1960's, now divorce is an everyday occurrence." Back then you married a person and stayed with them through thick and thin, miserable or overjoyed. Now a lot of marriages seem to have the connotation of "if it doesn't work we can always get a divorce". So this has now drastically changed the way society views marriage as a whole. There used to be a courting process, now it seems to be a whim decision. Marriage was originally built upon religion and the want to reproduce. A lot of the times today it is almost a "well we have been living together for two years, I guess we should get married" type of situation. This in turn skyrockets the divorce rate and changes the majorities view point on what a true marriage is. Today marriages terminate at the end of a decade, rather than just beginning the journey of lasting till the end with that one person. Now when taking vows the meaning of "till death do us part" seems to have changed, amongst other things. When taking this vow does it mean what it has always meant, the unconditional love for one person until one of you passes? Or does the "death" in the quote symbolize the death of a certain value,now viewed differently, the turning of a new leaf in one of the partners lives? Is marriage truly changing into a temporary matter? If yes, maybe the vows that are said should also have an expiration date.
Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go