Speak Out : Social Media Loneliness
‘Look Up‘ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.
The video tells us that we are becoming the generation of smart phone and dump people … and it’s sad! Every day when I get in the subway station, I see hundreds of people looking at their smart phones and the train is in total silence. I remember just 10 years ago, when I was at University, the train was loud of people laughing and talking. Few months ago in Montreal, there’s even a girl who fell in between two wagons of the train and died…why? Because she was looking at her phone. Instead of entering the train, she fell.
I even catch myself sometimes sleeping beside my phone, sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night, I even check if I got an email or if someone messaged me on Facebook. So Lame don’t you find? From now on, the phone will stay plugged in the kitchen.
I’m sad that my 6 and 11 years old nieces see us as zombies, always on our smart phones or Ipad. They don’t even play with their Barbies anymore, they each have an Ipad and play games, they have an Instagram profile, they exchange photos on SnapChat…. They think that this is real life!
Any suggestions guys to re-start living our life the real way? I have a few :
1- Friend’s dinner where phones are forbidden. Everyone leaves their phones at the entrance. Conversations, wine and good food on the menu. I’ll do that this weekend with my 4 buddies!
2- Sports day in the country where everyone leaves their phone in the car. Hiking, biking and swimming under the sunshine. (maybe one guy keeps a phone in his backpack in case something happens…)
3- PicNic with all your best friends in the park. Everyone brings something to eat, we all share, music is playing and summer drinks on the table!
4- Half day at the city’s outdoor pool. Watch the cute boys, make new friends, swim and tan. Relax!
There’s soooo many things to do without our phones and Ipads. Leave FB, Instagram and Twitter aside for few hours! Hopefully this video will make you realize that we need to re-start living our life the real way:)