The Matrix rules our lives!
The Matrix rules our lives!
Let\’s pause for a moment, put our hands on our chests, and ask ourselves how dependent we are on modern technology, especially social media. Many will deny it, but our relationship with the online world is immeasurable. How many of us check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube as soon as we open our eyes in bed in the morning? Even if they don\’t, how many of us simply look here in hopes that something new will pop up? It\’s like the refrigerator: you keep peeking into it in the hope that in half an hour something new will pop up, but it\’s only false hope.
The news never sleeps, Instagram feeds are filled with new posts, Facebook pages add interesting new photos, and on Twitter people complain nonstop about even the most absurd issues. The Internet has taken over us all. It\’s as if we are in the Matrix. But the difference is that we know it, we know we are connected, but inwardly we deny it.
For what? As many “likes” as possible for what we put out in this matrix. and hearts for what we put out on this matrix? Are we seriously trying to outdo ourselves in terms of popularity and “likes”? Are we really trying to outdo ourselves in terms of popularity and number of “likes”? Of course not. People are incredibly competitive. Even in the most primitive activities, people try to outdo each other to prove how great they are and what kind of egos they have.
I personally am addicted to social media. I am not ashamed of it, but sometimes I refuse to acknowledge this fact. One day, I thought to myself. Why not leave your cell phone out in the cold for at least one day, turn it off completely, stash it somewhere, and go offline for a day without internet?
Turns out it\’s not so bad. It was like being a kid again, with all the latest devices far away and not at all interesting. Of course, there were moments when I wanted to go back to the virtual world again, but just as a drug addict has to learn to say a clear “NO” to his drugs, I have to do the same with my cell phone and computer. I had a great day. Whether someone sent me an email, whether someone texted me, whether someone liked my picture on my picture, I didn\’t care. I told myself that my ignorance was not fatal. Feel free to check these notifications the next day. I am not going anywhere. And in fact, I haven\’t. I don\’t usually get phone calls, so I didn\’t have to worry about this either.
Therefore, I suggest to all of you that you decide to disconnect for once and enjoy the real world. Do something like a digital detox. The years will pass quickly. Before you know it, you will reach retirement age and wonder why you didn\’t enjoy life a little more.