I just wanted to share this powerful and thought provoking video that I stumbled across called “What is wrong with our culture“.
I’ve always felt we spend too much working and not really living or experiencing life. Of course after a long day of working people are too tired to really go about living life and prefer the passive option of watching TV.
We are too reliant on technology. Don’t get me wrong I love tech, I love the internet, computers, TV’s, etc, but they are everywhere and they are becoming harder and harder to escape which is a bit worrying.
People are doing more and more communication through it and no longer talk to each other face to face. I don’t have FaceBook, I can’t stand it, but whenever I meet someone new the first thing they ask me is to add them on FaceBook and when I tell them I don’t have it they look at me like I’m some kind of leper. Like how can you not have FaceBook? Oh I bet you have a girlfriend/wife that you are hiding and lying. That is what one girl actually said to me. I was just stood there thinking, if I had a girlfriend/wife I would be spending my time with her. I can’t believe how paranoid some people are.
I saw a headline earlier saying that six month old babies are playing with tablets and smartphones now before they can even walk or talk. That can’t be healthy. If I ever have kids I am not going to allow that too happen. So many people allow TV and computers to distract and raise their kids now, it’s not good. Again though, is it because they are lazy and don’t care or is it because they are so busy working that they are too busy and too tired to do anything else? And don’t even say about hiring help because most people can’t afford to hire someone to help them look after their kids.
We have to spend hours working largely pointless jobs just to scrap enough money together to get the basic necessities we need to live – food, water, and shelter.
And I’ve always found it weird how violence, death, killing, etc etc, is OK on TV but things of a sexual nature and even swearing to an extent are big taboo’s. They are a big no no. I never got that. None of us would be here without sex and relationships yet they have to be careful how much of that they show on TV but if they want to show someone getting stabbed to death in the opening scene, sure no problem go right ahead. Makes no sense.
I ended up saying a lot more than what I originally planned. Let me know what you think of the video.