“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean, because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.”—
Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore
i’m so sick of seeing people trash this generation for no other reason than that things aren’t the way they used to be. there’s this constant vitriolic stream of people snarling that selfies, check-ins and blogs are the death of culture, and i am bored of it.
the human desire to record and document experience is hardly new. without that urge we wouldn’t have art, music, dance, theatre. the world of electronics evolving around that to give us an even broader scope of options to preserve our unique view of the world and share it with others is a beautiful thing. despite a legion of cynical naysayers constantly shouting otherwise, i’ve not actually become immune to earth’s beauty or my own experiences in it. stop being terrified of change and development and calling it profound.
YES THANK YOU. my god. it’s so annoying for people to say that because technology is more involved in our everyday lives that our experiences are therefore less meaningful or important. shut UP. seriously. we aren’t demeaning our adventures by documenting them in modern ways. sure you can argue that the age of Instagram and Facebook has somewhat watered down the excitement of “the unknown” or whatever but people in 2013 ARE still skinny dipping and adventuring and just because they post a picture of it on Instagram or wherever or tag themselves on top of a mountain, that doesn’t mean it’s any less of an adventure. stop being so caught up in the ridiculous notion that technology and social media are ruining the excitement in the world.