It’s been a while… I know, but that’s besides the point. It’s a new day and you can hear yourself breathe, and feel the things around you. You can read through this post and have your instincts react or respond to it. Now, isn’t that a point? One point to be thankful for for that matter! Alhamdulillah 😀
If you ask me about what has changed real fast in our ways as humans, i would say it’s how we learn. It’s so different from how we used to years before.
We sit in classrooms but the actual examples we understand to the equations are from youtube tutorials. We hang out with our colleagues to hear their jokes but we only laugh out loud when we read the tweets of the day, for those are the actual jokes our minds comply with! We smile only with genuineness when someone comments on our pictures on social media, and no, one on one complements don’t count as much anymore. Do you flow with this whole gist yet?
Life has become a teacher through passivity. We learn the bits of life from people far away, people whom we have never seen nor come in close contact with. The trends have become mirrors, and cyber slangs and expressions now our languages. And no, it’s not your fault. It’s just how things have turned. The world is converting even from a global world to a global village! Oh no, it’s now even a global room; a world where solace is sought via the tips of your fingers on your keyboard. A world where a fight with your sister or friend isn’t a bother, her companionship can easily be replaced with 5 others on the web. Unfortunately, we are getting it all wrong.
The comfort we derive from social network is just as good as the comfort of a cigar. You drag it and it feels so good, but the warmth that comes with it doesn’t last forever. It only drags you along with it so that you keep going back for more sticks of the cigar, craving the warmth that never stays. Until you have become an addict. You can’t even go a day without it anymore, and then an hour without it becomes torturing. And then, you find yourself being consumed by it, rather than you consuming it. Read back and replace every word of cigar with the internet. Now that’s what’s happening! You are being consumed by the internet without even knowing it.
Often times we are in this internet mess because we had not been paying attention. We do not take moments off to ponder our actions and what spurs us to them. We do not even ask ourselves why we do the things we do. We may not even know, that what one sees, listens to, relates with, talk/contribute or get involved in, affects one’s life. As we scroll through our timeline seeing this picture, listening to that rant/music, following a gossip or some lousy celebrity gist, we are indirectly affected. Our thoughts become shaped and our opinions pedaled towards channels influenced by the aforementioned. A way out, be the boss in your terrain!
It will do you good dear reader, to filter, sieve, mute or delete, drop or pick the things that you feed your mind with on a daily basis. You can’t shut out this irresistible world of course, but you sure can guide yourself while you are at it. Be wise.
Have a good morning, and do leave a comment below on your thoughts about my monday morning rant 😀. Thanks