Sunday, December 22, 2013
The Lonely American: The Way to Isolation
As I go to the store or a theme park or anywhere, we only talk to those we arrived with in a group.
Everyone's staring ahead.
Unconcerned by the many others surrounding them.
We have the closest replacement to any extension of new relationships; our electronics.
That keep us connected with the tenuous strings of wireless connection; effortless connection. Easy. Painless.
Too painless? Is this too careless? Or is communication to be muted and made harmless?
A fly away thing that doesn't require much substance, but a lot more of an instant gratification to interest our minds.
Let's throw weird stares at the strangers who try to talk to us, which is the only way to make it the norm.
Why the isolation of the rich array of human emotions? (e.g, teachers being afraid to hug their pupils, children not being able to do so in school either, etc.)
Has everyday convenience snuffed it out or made it awkward and insignificant, above the hurried tweets, instant messages, and self-explanatory icons?
It takes less effort to have only small doses of questionably meaningful discussion, so we can sacrifice everything to the behemoth that is modern-day living; the job and the shopping that the job's money entails, which the system wants us to do as much as we possibly can if not spend all our time on it, forgoing other meaningful pursuits and avenues of happiness. To finding balance.
But this is only what I observe: Am I wrong in my observations?
Like the picture above, are we glassed off to our fellow beings, afraid of being seen as weak and dependent enough to need steady and stable social interaction, an otherwise very normal thing.