So I just drunk dialed a few friends from Tahoe that I was good buddies with when I lived out there..And I began thinking: What happened to talking on the phone? What happened to calling up the girl in 8th grade that you liked and talking about stupid shit for 2 hours every night after school? What happened to picking up the phone and calling someone that you need to get in touch with urgently instead of sending a text or email in CAPS, or with an URGENT notation on the email?
The deterioration of our society is kind of pathetic. The current generations depend on "likes"... "Notice me please I love you!!", "If you don't follow me I'll kill myself!!" and "if you unfollow me I see it and I will unfollow you!!"... We become so accustomed to this type of shit so slowly that we become numb to it.
I was watching a Netflix documentary on Facebook the other day and one of the contributing sociologists put it best; "they keep taking two steps forward when it comes to taking our privacy rights away, and then when people get mad, they take one step back, and it looks like they did something to satisfy the concern/anger of people"...It's so true and pretty fucked up if you think about it.
Our government is fucked, our environment is fucked, our society and morals are fucked, and we've become one big dumb community of social media zombies that have no regard for the betterment of cultures/society in general.
I have no particular political affiliation (I actually hate politics even though my dad was a secret service agent for 20 years), I don't really believe in the whole climate change bit (although I do think that we are obviously raping the planet), and I like to think that we have bright and intelligent generations on the up....
But lets get real...The kids in todays world are fixated on the amount of likes they get, how skinny they are, how much attention they get in any way possible, and what kind of smart phone they have....
While working at the front desk of a 4 Diamond Resort in Squaw, 80% of the kids checking in with their parents would be: "What's the WiFi password here?"...No "please", no "thank you"....Just expecting to be tended to....It sickens me. What do you guys think?