Monday Moaning: Add 1 2 the Mix!
This may be a bit of a random rant of nothing or little somethings. Adding one to the pile of years I have already lived. Just to be born in the ages that changed the most and fastest is already something that made it all worthwhile. At the same time it holds concerns about the future ahead of me. Questions whether I will be able to keep up with the things bound to happen. Good or bad it will be to fast and not because I am getting old.
Friends and family keep away in the time one gets older. Sure new friends may enter your life but it is never the same. Even so I had me a blast this weekend, though there is always that question. WHy am I the one running, cooking, making drinks when it is MY birthday. Yup being young and just sit receiving presents is something only a youth would get. Sigh.
Not to mention that when they finally do come to visit me this once in a year event they are struggling with their phones, comparing apps or just be side tracked to what is going on, on their phone.
Adding more to the pile and mix. Just hearing them talk and know of some recent inquiries (not scientific research) it came to be that every one has around a 150-200 apps on their mobile or tablet. Clearly this includes the already installed facebook, twitter, instagram and email apps. Keeping updates rolling in from around 3 news apps not the newspaper apps that could be 2, at least have one weather app, not to forget the weekly horoscope coupon or discount app. Is there one for ordering food and online shopping and last but not least a game or two. How is it we feel so busy all the time.
I forgot to mention all the apps used to keep in touch. Never mind it is just another rant on a pile.
Kind of ridiculous to think but we do keep adding more and more at the same time wanting more and more letting some kind of greed take over and add more to what we have. We can’t distance ourselves from what we have but at the same time we need new interesting things to fill our live.
Being the want-it-all person I once was, I felt I need to have it all and more. Kept piling up what I had with new things. This day and age makes it more comfortable as things get thrown out faster to. Consumer market has changed drastically. One might argue it is a good thing that we live in a world her we throw away what is broken as it is cheaper to buy new. It does at the same time beg us to question how tis pile of dirt and broken components is being handled.
Adding a broken TV to the pile while we have a new one in our home. So and though we keep our home at the same level, a pile gets bigger.
This is something that I talked about with the new electricity meters we are getting. The one working would last another 20 years easy and yet we have new plastic ones that need to check everyday if they are still working properly.
Why do we keep adding but never look at taking away. We keep adding rules to make our lives easier like we need internet in order to live. We need a TV or else we can’t live.
Going back to basic and if I take the gamble to go back in time. I wonder what it means o be human. Warm water, food, just streaming cold water, clothes or does it mean internet, dishwasher, TV, Mobile or more. Do we need this to have a humane live.
Spoiled we keep adding ideas that are making it all more humane and makes us feel human. Or a good human. We can’t even imagine how one in Africa would be able to live. SO we add to a pile of shit and mix in our way of life as a standard one.
Clearly underneath all that piling there is more shit and crap to be found. Rules and the likes, like laws all get piled up like layers they have made the underlying basics suffocate and die slowly. Smelly and rotting they lay underneath like the pair of sock a teenager lost years ago under a pile of laundry.
And still we keep adding one after another. Making us unable to keep up with cleaning and doing that laundry. We slow down and keep adding new ideas in the hope we can speed up the process.
But as we add more we use more, keeping us in line and never see that pile get any smaller.
Adding extra lessons to an already full schedule, pushing ourselves to bare more weight on our shoulders we can handle we turn to apps and gadgets to help us remember or guide us as we go through life. We keep needing that one thing to manage our life, that one thing to keep time, one thing to keep us up to date one thing we can do y ourselves but keep questioning what else we need without having a real answer we keep searching and adding.
Searching for answer we keep adding new questions without even having found an answer for the questions we asked earlier. Are we not a silly bunch.
And with this I would like to end this random piling of rants and start finding y answer before having another question.
Best of wishes
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