Life isn’t a Spectator Sport


Statistics says that people spent an average of 1 hour and 46 minutes in social media and an average of 5 hours is being spent on television. The natural conversation with real human being has decreased. We are all exposed watching other people’s lives and we are bombarded with so many advertisements in a day. Media has been influencing our lives and most of the people don’t give a damn on it. Society created a conditioning with the help of media to inject beliefs that changed our behaviour.

We are living in the standards created by other people and slowly disregarding our own belief system and standards. Try to imagine this as an example. Beauty is now defined by what’s in and what’s out. The definition of beautiful today has changed since the 80’s and 90’s. Do you think if a man or a woman who is dressed like in the 80’s and 90’s will be deemed beautiful today? Maybe a small percent of the population but for most people, her fashion is outdated. Another example is when we use a filtered/edited profile picture, I am guilty of this. It is because we want other people to see that we are inside their standards of looking good. You right there who’s been scrolling on your timeline for hours, do you have anything that you want in life besides sitting there and check on other people’s lives?

We should start looking at ourselves than looking on other people’s lives, we should go out and talk naturally and spend time exploring things in a natural way. Not only in the pictures and videos that are shared on your timeline. I have nothing against multimedia, they made things easier for us and also contributed a great factor for the benefit of mankind, but what I am trying to say is that we shouldn’t live our lives on it. There are a lot of great things you can find in this world than in your computer or smart phone. There are possibilities out there waiting for you, and there is an adventure that awaits you.


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