Every day I notice how people are less present and more stuck in the internet, in their phones, in social media.
What can be more appealing then systematically numbing yourself from the present. If it’s is not as exciting as virtual reality then what is the point of staying? Why not numb yourself and live in the fantasy of social media? Where people pretend to be people that they’re not. Where people forge an image of who they want to be yet do nothing to achieve it. Where people lie to themselves about their expectations and live in hypocrisy.
It disgusts me because I used to live like that. I remember years of my life where I lived in a simulated world and I forgot how to live in the moment. When my phone was important the people who were in front of me. When games on screens meant more than spending time with people. When time flew by but I gained nothing.
How can we fight this sickness? How do we lift ourselves from our screens? How can we stay in the present?