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I know a lot of people are saying we don't get out much and we're lonelier than ever (despite being more connected than ever)
but I can honestly say I'm doing more with my life than ever before
I go to events every other day because I can just google up whats happening, I'm painting more, I have more friends, I can call up anyone and go hang out, and I even found my long lost dad.
I'm learning more about languages, politics and nutrition too.
I think this works for me anyway.
If you are scared of the internet/social media/phone age just try to look for the things that are positive about it and use it to your advantage.
I think before I was just quietly reading in a field, now I'm visiting the Gatineau hills with my friends or going to a butterfly exhibit.
Think of all the people back in history, when their times started changing. The day cars arrived must have devastated people who loved taking their horses to work! Or when phones arrived, people must have complained, "oh... back in my day we actually got out of the house and walked over to see them!" or when we started going to school, "ohhh.. we used to just spend so much time together at home..."
and stuff like that.
The future will have something that bothers our kids too, like, "ohh... we used to walk around, but now we're flying all the time. It's so boring. We used to use facebook and had phones, but now we have virtual reality. I miss the good o'l days when we could type to our friends."
Maybe when people started to farm, hunter-gatherers complained about that too...
On a different note, I think the people of the future will be so fascinated by our primitive use of facebook and phones. "This generation wrote more than any other! You can read entire conversations over the course of years in this ancient database!"
We are also documenting our lives more than any other generation has ever before. What if future generations *don't* do this, and what if they love how we documented ourselves and are able to study us more than any other generation because of it?
I could just go on with these thoughts but I'm gonna go to bed.
My Tumblr and Twitter accounts are linked, so anything I post there is sent to Tumblr. The best way to hear from me would be from Tumblr. (I haven't updated my Twitter picture in years, I only use it for the Olympics and Big Brother)
Drawcrowd is more appealing to me as an alternative uploading site (for gallery purposes) that pixiv, but if people want me to use that more, I will. (Right now there isn't much on either of them, I just made them)