Tecnologic advances had been very Fast this last 20 years.Too fast.
I feel very lucky to live on this generation, i mean, i was born in 1982, where cellphones and computers where no part at all of a house (Chilean house).
I still remember that i had to go to the small store of the corner to call someone on the phone.Those phonecalls where always something important.
Then u have your own phone, as a family, in the living room (there were even small “phone tables” to place it.
That Generation, 1993 aprox, is when u still play outside, or if u were older, you seat outside with your friends, or go to their home to listen some music.I remember that the most common activity was to walk.Walk with your friends, talk, drink something, smoke something.There was places, specific places to get together, another friend house (the one who was always parents free) , a local store, a pinball game centre or a park. Those were the meeting points.
If you wanted to know what your friends was doing, you just call to the house phone, always answered by a mother or a father.This parents, udes to know with who u hang around, knows every friend of your, and they bully you when it was some girls/guy calling you.Funny.
Same thing when u go to visit to your friend…parents open the door, ask you how are you, what r u doing,etc…and then, our bedrooms, proper forts, full of posters and movie tickets and vhs.
Then we have this generation, the one who grew with facebook, instagram, its their way to comunicate.Theyre ok with thta, its cool..for them… because people like us…older„30ish, we painfully realized that now you need to call, or ask by fsacebook or send a whatsapp to your friend to know if they will be free this weekend.Its more complicated ..i mean, comunication its easier now, but you feel alone..you miss that..just going to see a friend. Few people still do that, and im so happy with suprise visits! But for some reason i dont do them…you feel like, “if they dont call you, or text you, is because the’re doing other stuff”..and the imaginary of an amazing life (facebook life) comes up. Its weird… but..this kind of miscoumnication, will make disappear the old style friendship. Talking everyday, seeing eachother everyday, going out together all the time…it will make us go out there…meeting new people every day, having flash connection with people, where first impressions will be more important.people is more open.In some way..i feel that people is more..true..about themselves than before.more confident, people like to be unique.and in that effort of being unique on facebook, on instagram, on the street, we will realize that we all are the same..different, but the same.
I dont know if i did any sense with this. Please let me know.Lets connect.
Ps: sorry poor gramar, i was writing fast