rachel - 25 - an ex-expat living in nyc - likes writing, improv, talking about television, parks and rec, breaking bad, asoiaf, coffee, comedy podcasts, and you, probably. magnets, bitch
can people do me a favor and either message me or reply to this post with single words or very short phrases? i want to try something tomorrow.
god grant me the serenity to remember that chris pratt is a peach, even when marvel fans inevitably take it way too far post-guardians of the galaxy
this was 6 years ago but it could also have been two seconds ago and no one would know the difference
Anonymous said: the most annoying part tbh (re: articles about technology & being antisocial) is just that they lump everyone together (making it black & white, like you said)- like hello not everyone from a ~generation does things or feels the same, so there are def two sides to it. there's good and bad to everything and, for me at least, i get tired of always hearing the negatives about how the world is now.
oh for sure, 100%. no culture or age bracket is uniform, and it’s obv not good to make broad generalizations (trust - i hate all those articles written about millenials as much as anyone). and of course, technology isn’t the end of society… in fact has made it a billion times easier to view the world with a more seasoned eye instead of just the perspective you’ve personally experienced… that’s truly the best thing about social media imo, the fact that we no longer need to rely on heavy regulated news sources to learn about world events. we’re so much more connected now on a global level.
but i also don’t think it’s bad to take a critical eye when looking at “selfie culture” or to consider the dark side of websites like tumblr that give everyone an equal platform to pitch in their two cents about sensitive topics [like when some of those posts about depression go viral that in an attempt to normalize depression (which is great!) actually seem to discourage people from seeking treatment or taking an active approach toward stabilization (which is bad!)]. the internet’s tough. it’s very easy to lose perspective.
people on here like to mock all those think pieces about how technology is making us so antisocial and narcissistic, and for the most part those articles are incredibly silly and overblown, but real talk, i was never less happy and more isolated and sad than during the period of my life when i spent a crap load of time on the internet.Read more