Don’t think that the irony that I’m writing this on a blog. On the internet. On my computer. is lost on me, but here goes:
We are a generation of society inundated with too much all the time. Not only do I know that you are eating toast with margarine (wishing it were butter) and playing Diner Dash, but I also know that you were at the Holiday Inn in Elk City, Oklahoma at 6:43 yesterday evening. My iPhone was stolen from my office a couple months ago, and I just got a new one this past weekend. Am I thrilled? Of course, though ‘addicted’ might be a more appropriate adjective. You know what else I am? Overwhelmed. I don’t always want to have all four of my email addresses sitting in my purse, just begging to be checked on the quarter hour (I do, however, want to hug said iPhone every time I can’t find myself in Lexington. Thank you, Google Maps.).
My small stand against technology and social media is going to blow your mind. I deleted my Facebook account. I’m a realist, so I know that this won’t be permanent, but I am taking a hiatus from real-time updates of the oh-so-mundane. I’m signing off the world of kitschy ” bumper stickers” and TMI. I am stepping back from the instant-gratification, right-now-centric lifestyle that I’ve become so addicted to.
But then we mustn’t forget the perks of such connectedness…