It’s an an alluring day to be outdoors.
The breeze whispering nature’s most enticing secrets,
The fields a bed of lush greens still dewy from this morning’s fog,
Some would call it beautiful… But how should you know that?
You’re inside your cave of a bedroom, busy fingers hammering at the keyboard in attempt to keep hold of your “social” life instead of enjoying the beautiful things you take for granted each day.
Face it: teenagers thrive off a sense of acceptance.
You leech off the very idea to be part of a community in order to replace your gutted insecurities with a sense of belonging.
The most accessible of these communities are the ones you absent-mindedly type into your browser each day through your best pal, the Internet!
It’s the Mufasa to your social life…
Like heroine to an addict, it seeps into your skin, building a foundation of itself deep into your mind. This in turn, creates the illusion of acceptance… Something you seemingly cannot live without. Some of you are stuck in the loop more than others.
According to a recent study at Carnegie Mellon University, your excessive Internet use creates significant increases in misery and loneliness, therefore triggering an overall decline in your psychological well-being. It was discovered that the lack of face-to-face contact was a significant factor to these feelings of alienation.
That’s all you’re cut out to be…victims of your own insecurities, using the Internet to create a better way of life for yourself.
In the end you’re only the puppet of your own dire fate.
But only you can change that.
So remember this:
we create the Internet…
the Internet does not create us.
How good the description depends on how effective one can observe and describe details.
The variables are numerous… The dominant variables include: memory, vocabulary, relationship of senses, awareness of audience and environment, pressures of daily responsibility, distractions at moment of incident and at time of reciting an experience.
Then there are minor variables also, such as: combining memories of two or more related incidents, emotional influences, whether the narrator ate breakfast, or how much “routine of the day” has been altered by an incident. Etcetera.
Each is a stem branching from your confidence of who you are.
Movie Poster of the Day: First official posters for The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (left: int’l, right: domestic) — the Steven Moffat/Edgar Wright/Joe Cornish-penned, Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson-helmed motion capture adaptation of Hergé’s classic comic strip series.
Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Daniel Craig provide their voices. In theaters December 23.