What About 10 Years From Now?!

1 Oct

This is something I have been thinking about quite a bit, and felt the need to “vocalize”, if you will.

For those of you that are new to my blog, it’s probably best to dig through the files a little bit, so you understand what I mean when I say we are losing the ability to communicate with one another.   Spelling, grammar and proper manners have gone out the window.   And nevermind trying to meet someone in real life.

I blame technology.  What we once had to work for (meeting people,  finding information) is now a click away.

And here’s what scares the crap out of me:   The offenders I blog about did not grow up with this technology.   I was on the internet when I was 9, and it was dial-up that was limited to a half hour a week.  None of my friends knew what he internet even was.  The internet didn’t really “explode” until about 5 years later.  (Not to mention texting.  Texting really has only been “a thing” for about 5 years now… give or take.)

Now – kids get cell phones at the age of 8, and they have been thrown on the internet since they were 2.   If the “adults” of the world, who have been on the technology train for a maximum of about 13 years,  currently can’t figure out how to behave online, or interact in public without a phone glued to their face –  How on earth is the next generation going to?!

Parents of the world – what the hell are you doing giving your kid a cell phone?  That is so unnecessary.  So you can “reach them at all times”?   Your parents knew where you were most of the time, and you allegedly turned out all right.   Kids with cell phones, especially those that were given them at a young age, will not have good manners without a strong parental influence.   I have interacted with some of these –  mid conversation, their nose is in their phone, responding to texts.   Even adults do this.  It’s so rude!

I could go on and on about this forever..  I won’t.  Just know that I think we all need to step it up a notch and save the human race.

 

5 Responses to “What About 10 Years From Now?!”

  1. sofreespirit80 October 1, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    Great entry.. I’ve been meeting people online since ’96. It’s definitely evolved…for the worse.

    I agree when it comes to the lack of manners out there in the dating world and in general. “Netiquette” is actually starting to be taught in school now especially since cyberbullying has exploded with the age of social media and texting.

    I will admit I love my phone but I also know when to put it away. When I’m out and it’s with someone new I will tell them right away (if they don’t know already) that I have kids. If my phone makes a specific ringtone I will answer it. If it does not make that tone, then I won’t. Too many people can’t do that!

    I will also admit that my 12yr old daughter does have a cellphone. I was first against it but now like it. Calls and texting are limited to certain hours of the day and people. Internet is limited using parental controls. It’s all about being a responsible and involved parent and completely agree that it’s the parent who has the strongest influence.

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  2. kellig October 1, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    This is something that drives me insane. I do skin care for a living, and I have women who lay down for their “relaxing” facial with heir cell phones clutched in their hands. A text comes in, dings, and they are bringing that thing to their faces! I the middle of a facial!! Jesus!!
    Saturday night I went out with a neighbor who has been begging me to go out with her for months. I finally do, and she spends half the evening checking texts and emails. And has zero understanding or recognition that that is rude. Makes. Me. Crazy.

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  3. baley October 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Yeah i totally agree with you about the youngsters. they are simply ignoring the basic manners they need to follow.

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  4. butimbeautiful October 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Yeah, it’s pretty irritating – I went to a play with a friend last night, and in the bits where not that much was happening, she checked her phone – all the while saying how much she adored culture! It just looked idiotic.

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    • Veruca Salt October 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

      Like you I could go on and on and on about this topic. But I’ll just say, GREAT POST!!!

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