I really don’t like this new posting thing on here, so I keep switching to classic. How old fashioned of me, right? I was recently (and by recently I mean about half an hour ago), messaging a friend who said he refers to himself as being old, because even though he’s in his 30s, he likes to do things the old fashioned way.
Then I told him that if he thinks like that, then I’m old because I prefer to give and receive hand written letters as opposed to a text or an e-mail. He then told me, and I quote, “Sad to say, that does make you old fashioned.” I’m trying to find out what makes it sad. I also prefer actually talking to someone face to face as opposed to texting, so I can take in all of their emotions, even the unspoken ones. There’s an intimacy to these things that people soon won’t experience, ever.
Changes…and I feel like there are so many happening now. I feel my age group is going through this crazy, inbetween stage. We’re not necessarily old, so we can keep up with the things going on, but we’re not real young, and we know how things were. We caught the tail end of the old days, and we’re just in time for the new age.
I can easily say, I remember VCRs and cassette tapes and phones with chords, but I can also just as easily say that I truly enjoy Blu-Ray quality, and smart phones.
All of this technology is great, and helps us to communicate with people we don’t see on a daily basis, but I truly believe this same technology will drag us down. It keeps us separated from others, and sucks our time away. Technology is a black hole it seems. Ultimately, this was an idea for a book I was writing (and honestly, still partially am writing), that at some point in the future, technology became so much, that it was destroyed, and everything was brought back to a simple, yet sadly awful time. It’s awful for other reasons though, not because technology’s old again. You’ll see.
But changes………and I’m still waiting for these hover cars and lethal laser guns.