Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Nowadays, people are so deng self-absorbed that they think the world revolves around them. Don't believe me? Open up your Facebook/Twitter....see the updates of your friends. ;)
I really have no idea where this urge to update everything in Facebook/Twitter/etc comes from. Updating every single thing, every feeling, every experience. Nothing is sacred anymore. Also we are proud of the thousands of 'friends', 'followers'; disregarding that those people are actually friend of a friend of a friend of a friend and we had never met them.
We used to be a timid, shy society. Engagements used to be done only with families attending, now...it is an affair that rivals Prince William's wedding. And all these young attendees would usually update their FB/Instagram with a selfie and the caption, "At Marina's kenduri". Then 20 people would 'Like' it and another 20 would comment on it. Proud lah lepas tuh since we have a lot of friends that are interested in what we are doing. Crazy, rite? (We used to run away from stalkers, now we covet them, go figure...)
We have become a society that craves attention...err....let me rephrase it....DEMAND attention. I am here, NOTICE ME!!
Wonder how long this can go on.
The article that spark this rant :
Links to this post:
The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.