I have 422 friends, yet I am lonely. I speak to all of them every day, yet none of them really know me.
The problem I have sits in the spaces between, looking into their eyes, or at a name on a screen.
I took a step back, and opened myeyes, I looked around, and then realized that this media we call social is anything but when we open our computers, and it's our doors we shut.
All this technology we have, it's just an illusion, community companionship, a sense of inclusion,
yet when you step away from this device of delusion, you awaken to see, a world of confusion.
A world where we're slaves to the technology we mastered, where our information gets sold by some rich greedy bastard.
A world of self-interest, self-image, self-promotion, where we share all our best bits, but leave out the emotion.
We are at our most happy with an experience we share, but is it the same if no one is there?
Being alone isn't the problem,let me just emphasize, that if you read a book, paint a picture, or do some exercise, you are being productive, and present,
not reserved or recluse, you're being awake and attentive, and putting your time to good use.
So when you're in public, and you start to feel alone, put your hands behind your head, and step away from the phone.
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