The saddest thing is that most people will find this humorous instead of serious. We’re standing right beside one another, and yet we text others instead of actually speaking to each other. Have you ever sat down and thought about how uncomfortable we now are around one another that it’s so bad that we literally pretend to be texting someone when we’re not, just so it’s less awkward to stand beside people? What’s supposed to strengthen our bonds has taken away from it. It’s time to take our faces out of our phones and notice the world, give a kind gesture to someone, and go SEE your friends instead of just texting them.
I’m going to let that sink in.
Ah yes let me just up and leave school right in between my classes so I can go see the friend 40 miles away that i’m currently texting instead of making idle chit chat with the people around me that I don’t particularly care for.
Fuck your pretentious shit.
"whines evil technology is making people antisocial its not real communication if its not face to face and im a pretentious self righteous shitbaby that asks random people on the street for the time and feels good about it"
Some people have fucking social anxiety, especially students in schools with other anxious students and an enclosed space for 7 hours a day 5 days a week in which students CAN’T escape and they CAN’T walk away from situations and even after school, you’re still stuck with so many people- STRANGERS- who you can’t talk to because you don’t know who they are or how they’ll react to you, when TECHNOLOGY allows you to connect with your friends and family ESPECIALLY when they can’t be with you at the time.
I used to have two AMAZING friends (one of which was karrea-drakke) and WHENEVER I had a panic attack, they would let me call them and they’d fucking SING to me. That shit was AMAZING. It calmed me down when I had 8 PEOPLE LIVING IN MY HOUSE FOR THREE DAYS STRAIGHT WITH NO HOPES OF BEING ALONE BECAUSE- GUESS WHAT- THEY WERE MY FAMILY. MYFAMILY THAT INCLUDED A LITTLE GIRL AND A LITTLE BOY WHO WOULDN’T LEAVE ME ALONE, ALONG WITH ADULTS DOWNSTAIRS 24/7 AND MY TEENAGE COUSIN IN THE ONLY OTHER ROOM I HAD, AND EVERY TIME I ENCLOSED MYSELF, SOMEONE WOULD FIND ME AND ANNOY ME.
AND THE INTERNET- DING FUCKING DING- WAS MY ESCAPE. WHEN I’M ON TUMBLR AND I LAUGH AT THESE POSTS AND I TALK TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND JUST EXIST SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN MY OWN HOME- WHICH CAN BE PRETTY FUCKING CROWDED, ESPECIALLY SO SINCE IT’S A HUGE HOUSE AND- OH, WHY NOT JUST INVITE EVERYONE FROM MY DAD’S SIDE OVER?
AND WHEN I’M AT SCHOOL, AND THERE ARE PEOPLE THERE WHO ARE CONSTANTLY BOTHERING ME, GIVING ME MIGRAINES AND SUCH ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SCHOOLBOARD WON’T ALLOW YOU TO CARRY ANY MEDICINE OR HEADACHE PILLS AROUND WITH YOU IS FUCKING HORRIBLE, AND PEOPLE PRESSURING ME INTO TALKING TO PEOPLE I’VE NEVER EVEN SEEN BEFORE CAN SERIOUSLY PUSH ME OVER THE EDGE.
SO, I’M SORRY YOU’RE UNCOMFORTABLE. DO YOU JUST WANT THOUSANDS OF TEENS EVERYWHERE TO DROP THEIR PHONES AND FACE PEOPLE THEY MAY ABSOLUTELY DESPISE, PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEM UNSAFE, OR EVEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE ABUSED THEM BEFORE? GO RIGHT THE FUCK AHEAD AND THINK THAT. MEANWHILE, I’LL JUST CALL MY DAD AND TALK TO HIM ABOUT OUR NEW PET, OR MAYBE I’LL TRY TO CALL MY GIRLFRIEND AND SEE HOW SHE’S DOING, IF HER PARENTS ARE STILL HAVING TROUBLE ACCEPTING HER SINCE SHE CAME OUT, OR MAYBE I’LL EVEN HIT UP MY BEST FRIEND- YOU KNOW, THE ONE WITH THE GENDER CRISIS? THE ONE THAT PEOPLE PICK ON ALMOST 24/7? YEAH, SURE, I’LL DROP MY PHONE FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU WANT ME TO TALK TO FUCKING STRANGERS INSTEAD OF HELPING FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND BEING HELPED.
GOOD FUCKING BYE.