As much as I love technology and all the wonderful gadgets and discovery that came along with it, sometimes I really hate it. Because of technology, people have become so impatient. I cannot even count how many times I have seen someone click on his or her phone five million times because the page wouldn't load within like five seconds. Seriously? I mean I've been guilty of that too, but come on. We've grown to become impatient and that's definitely not a good thing.
Also, along with technology came social media. Oh, social media. I feel like it really has ruin a lot of people's social skills. It makes me sad because people get too worked up about it too. People get too caught up on the amount of likes they got on a photo, or retweets, or followers. When was the last time you actually did something outside or yet alone talked to someone in person? There was this photo on Twitter that I saw about how sad it is that a "good morning/goodnight text" is considered a romantic gesture these days.Whatever happened to the old fashioned handwritten letters, or even calling someone to ask them on a date? Instead of "subtweeting" a person because we have a problem with them, why not call them or better yet, talk to them in person instead of posting unnecessary drama on social media?
I feel like social media has truly impaired our social skills. We can tweet, text or DM someone, yet we can't even bother saying hi to them in person?
It breaks my heart when I see a 10 year old running around talking about how many followers they have on Instagram (way more than me, which cracks me up! Ha). Sometimes, I just want to go up to the kid and be like, "You know what I did when I was 10? I played with Barbies and jump ropes and I knew what outside looks like! I didn't worry about follow for follow" Sigh. It just makes me sad that's all. I feel like kids these days aren't fully enjoying their childhood anymore.
Technology is amazing and wonderful don't get me wrong...yet horrible at the same time. I just wish we could slow down and stop getting caught up in social media, and instead, be social. I challenge you to take a break, even for just a couple hours from your technology. Write. Read a book. Take a walk. Go running. Live your life, and don't use social media as a crutch. Be still and just enjoy the moments instead of trying to Instagram or tweet every moment.
He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."