posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 06:00 PM
reply to post by facchino
First I want to say congratulations on the use of the word drivel. I was extremely excited about this but then I noticed you were in the UK and I
understand it gets used more there. Still in today's world most of the lumps walking around give you a funny look if you use the word. Your topic
gets a flag because it is important, your post gets a start for the word.
I do not nor have I ever had a MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter account. I also plan to never have such accounts. I agree with the total lack of thinking
most have and the idea it is important to keep up with the most unimportant things; sadly though that mentality has moved not only into the digital
realm but into the realm of reality as well. People spend hours talking about garbage on the internet be it on a pc or mobile phone. However, I have
started to notice they spend as much time at least in areas that they cannot access the internet verbally discussing the same unimportant rubbish
rather than discussing real world events. It is very similar to the video you posted.
A part of the latter problem I mention though might be nothing more than a regional thing. Regardless I will mention it as well as I feel it is
relative to the topic and just as important. It involves discussions that take place at work. Granted I will admit that some of this takes place on
break and people like to unwind a bit on break, but to me it is still rubbish. I hear people talking about who got drunk and what stupid ordeal they
got themselves into just as often as I hear people discuss and follow sports teams. They will go on and on about how this person is great or this
person should not be playing. It is a discussion that last not a few minutes as I would think such pointless topics would go but for hours.
I watch as they are on their phones on social networks or getting constant updates on games going on as they should be working. It would be pointless
to bring it up to management as they are doing the same thing with them. It is like some sort of disease.
The worst part is when they try to get me involved. Normally they say something about something and I give them a look of confusion. They seem
completely astonished and even insulted that I am not a part of their "social society" or that I am not keeping tabs on some steroid filled
Their communication is not that of normal sentences but more suited to a minimum of words. If you try to bring up word events or things of importance
like "real" real life they give you the same look of confusion that I give them about the drivel they discuss. I am definitely a fish out of water
when it comes to "socializing" in today's world. I was actually just thinking about this the other day, as being around those I am I get a lot of
time to think.
I think we are becoming a minority in the not social networking. It seems we are the dysfunction in the modern digital world. Maybe we are old
fashioned or something is "wrong" with us.
Do not get me wrong. I enjoy a conversation about things that lack importance from time to time as well that is where entertainment comes into play.
However, in today's society the entertainment seems to need to be constantly there. I would blame the food/water/or big pharma but we live in two
different countries, so the chances of that are slim I would think.