Cannibals of Time
Don’t get me wrong, I am pro the digital world as long as it does not consume us. We are the generation that lived both worlds and is somehow lost in transition. We are the testers of the digital world and the mice of the bigger experiment. We are connected, but unfortunately we are connected to our screens and our virtual life more than we are to our reality, our being, and our surrounding. We are losing ourselves to screens, and many of them are coming up every day. Going through my facebook newsfeed is a dramatic emotional roller coaster. Don’t you believe that starting your day with such highly mood moderating quick emotional responses alternating by each consecutive post is affecting your life? I’m sure this is affecting my emotions, my moods and my way of thinking and going through my day. In our normal life–the pre-connected one I mean–we do not laugh to a joke, give condolences to a friend, smile to a cute baby picture, get annoyed by an acquaintance who can’t make any sense, and laugh hysterically at a quote that reminds us of our mom’s unthinkable actions within 5 seconds.
Such emotions can be experienced consecutively, but the usual time span is a full day.
How can this not affect us on a biological, mental level? I tell you, soon we’re all going mad unless we break the pattern and get in touch with our being–the physical, real one.