I give up
I've been observing everyone around me and recently I've come to the conclusion that the society have turned into a tech slave. At times I just feel lost and hopeless, but instead of feeling frustrated, I gave up, knowing that humanity would never change.
At the restaurant, I see couples glued on their phones instead of having a good conversation, I see kids on their tablets getting ignored by their parents, who likewise is addicted to their devices. On the road, I see passengers in cars and buses busy looking at their phones, ignoring the beauty that surrounds them, they forgot to see that beautiful sunset, they forgot to see those lovely parks along the road, why, they don't even talk to the person who's driving beside them, less oral communication, more texting, and why would I be surprised if I come across a news that says drivers getting involved in an accident due to lack of concentration on the road as they were busy checking their smartphones.
It can be irritating at times, I wish I was born in a different era, say the 60's, when people know how to be make friends, or a simple smile could lead to a lovely bond. At home, I see Bee on the phone watching his Chinese soap operas or gaming related stuffs when he's beside me, but hey, at least I'm lucky he's totally not addicted to his device, although sometimes he gets carried away. I have gay friends who complain that their guys aren't giving enough attention to them, some don't even say anything after waking up in the morning, because according to them, they are busy checking their phones the moment they wake up, heck some even complained that they aren't getting enough sex because their other half is more interested into gaming, like seriously ? What is wrong with these people ?
Whenever I meet our friends or my bffs, they're the same case, there's no exception, most of the time, they would be looking at their phones, scrolling through their Instagram, updating status on Facebook, and force me to take a wefie with them, not for the sake of memory, which I wouldn't mind, but to post on social media instead, dear Lord, I just feel like punching them sometimes.
Same goes to my cousins and aunties, whenever I spend time at my grandparents place over the weekends, they would be glued on their smartphones, watching videos and stuffs.
Sometimes I wish people would realize how this addiction would affect their relationship with others, sometimes I wish things were like the olden days, but sadly, technology has taken over everything.