Experiences – Then and Now
Today’s NJroute22.com VLOG is about experiences – and how people process them today versus before the current stage of the technological revolution (i.e., pocket social communicators and cameras).
We grew up seeing rainbows all the time.
Rarely a camera in hand – just the lens called our eyes, and the memory card called our brain(s).
Most often – when you saw a rainbow – you either just appreciated the fleeting moment, or if you were lucky – you got to share it with those who shared your company.
Nothing more nothing less. In fact – it was really not much of a big deal. You didn’t call the family and shout out to the world. You just looked at it and kind of moved on.
Today? Rainbows MUST be captured via camera (most often cell phones). And they are immediately shared on social media en masse. Literally – hundreds of thousands of souls out there eager to post and share what used to be a nice individual moment.
Do you see what is happening? The moment is being utterly ruined by our modern technological advances.
Also – there are “memes” going around that say if no picture exists – then it “didn’t happen.” People feel the need. They MUST document it and share it – so they have “weight” in the game. Your opinions these days are literally photographs that your phone took.
No one enjoys a colorfully-worded description anymore.
Life has boiled down to AI-driven photo filters and digital “likes.” And everyone just competes online for who can have the nicest, most unique, or unusual photo.
That kind of competition over things like rainbows was unnecessary in the past. And we feel they still are unnecessary.
Which is why we take a big amount of pride in holding our ground when it comes to “sharing” moments that are worth 1000 times more when they are preserved entirely within your own body and soul.
Have a great day!