I couldn’t allow this to remain a Facebook fad. For some reason, I was moved to share this bit of information because it is something I have been dealing with in my own world and I just felt compelled to share with all of you. I did a final paper on the generational gap that has gotten extremely big as time has passed in fashion as well as values and dreams. The Internet creates and permits so many passing successes due only to the number of likes and hearts. It is so very easy for us to get caught up in the world of “cyber-friends” that we forget that life still needs “human” touch and conversation.
Our “real-life” conversations are wroth with words that springboard from what we saw on the Internet. So much so that we think we know somebody, based solely on what we saw on their Instagram or Facebook feed. We “CHECK-In” on loved ones first thing in the morning by picking up our phone and “looking” over their feeds, not by “calling” them. We show our support for them by “double” tapping the screen, not by patting their back, because that would take actually being in their presence. You seek advice from other millennials, because heaven forbid you ask my advice on anything. I don’t have anything to say that you want to hear because, I just “don’t understand!”
Pictures are NOT WORTH A 1000 words, because, unless you hear the real story from the person taking the picture or the one in the picture you really don’t know a darn thing. All you have in front of you is a still shot of a glimpse in the space and time of an inanimate object that will never be able to tell you the real truth, the real story. The days are still here, that you can sit down with the storyteller on the sofa, while they hold the photo album in their lap and laugh as they tell you all the back story behind the picture to make you feel as though you were there with them experiencing the moment. Unless, you really say something to them, in their presence, accept their “idiosincrencies” and their “child whatchu say” moments, you will miss the beauty of all that is beautiful about this world today and slide into a “fake” self centered “millennium that has no connection to heart and home, nor history or truth.
I leave you with this song I found in your “hometown,” the Internet……