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"
Wow. That was a literal roller-coaster of emotion for me. Sad-funny-angry-amused-surprised-happy-relieved.
YAY! Human experience. Still it’s not so bad to look up once in a while and flash a smile to a stranger :) and the real problem is being with friends or a loved one, but you can tell that you are only getting 40-60% of their attention even if you are the only other person they are physically near.
Just be polite and show respect to the people nearby, friends or strangers. Its a simple rule :)