In today's fast paced society we sometimes forget to slow down and appreciate things happening around us. Regardless of whether we are looking at a computer screen or a cell phone, so many of us today spend the majority of the day connected to the web. I often find myself bored or even lost without a connection to the internet. Not to degrade this amazing tool of instant access to information. The internet is only limited by our own ambition. Yet at the same time, our use of the internet as a whole has degraded our own ambitions. My point is that the majority of the time we aren't using the internet to its full potential. Rather than using it as an amazing tool for learning we are consumed by social networks and video games. Though social networking is undeniably one of the most powerful tools we have today. We even abuse the true purpose of these websites. The problem is PROCRASTINATION, for especially my generation and those younger than me.
Growing up I always loved listening to stories from older relatives. Ranging from how they would hangout and play as children to even how they would go out and party as young adults. Now that I am in my twenties, I have a few tales to tell as well. But none of them seem quite to be like those of older generations. And I find that to be a similar recurrence with most of my generation. I fear that it is because of our use of technology. We don't know how to have proper relationships, being with friends or significant others. We have been built upon a foundation of showing our best online so that everyone will like our pictures and videos and status updates. But we forgot the most important part in a relationship. That in fact is that we are caring to the other, and putting them first. We are desensitized to those around us. And at the same time, to that which is going on around us.
So all that I ask is that we take some time, not only to be aware of others and that which happens around us, but for us to be self aware. If we keep ourselves in check from time to time then we would have nothing to worry about. It keeps us realistic and sane. It allows us to appreciate where we are. It lets you say, today I am alive, therefore today is a good day. There is so much to do and see and experience in this world. It is a shame for any one of us to be bored. So open your eyes! No, our eyes are already open.. Let's rephrase that! Lift your gaze from the screens you stare at daily and appreciate that you are alive.