It’s been a week since I deactivated my Facebook and Twitter account. To say it’s been easy would be a lie.
It’s amazing how caught up in technology I have gotten. I can’t go a day without wanting to say something random to the world. I want to receive likes, and favorites; my days rely on the satisfying feeling of writing a good status. I get the urge to want to tell people stupid things and it makes me wonder why?
Why do I need to share my life with others? Why can’t I keep some part of my life a secret? I’ll let you know the answer. It’s because in today’s world, we need to make people jealous. We need to show off the things we’ve done, places we’ve gone, and the gifts we’ve received. I compare my life to others and constantly wish I could live a different life. It makes me wonder, am I merely enjoying things only because I know others will be jealous? Or do I actually enjoy these things?
Since getting rid of the majority of my social networking sites, I’ve noticed that college students can’t live with out them. “Did you hear what Sasha did?” “John posted such a funny status!!” “Brian, that trip you took looked amazing?” Instead of finding things out about people in person, we find things out over Facebook. Everywhere I look, someone is talking about Facebook/Twitter or has it open on their computer, cell phone, or iPad.
What would people do if technology was taken away from them for a full day? Would they survive? I certainly can’t leave my phone alone for more than an hour. Technology has become a root of this world and I’m starting to wonder if that’s a bad thing.