I have been reading a book by Jeffery Deaver this morning called The Never Game and the part I am reading about at the moment is about the world of video gaming and its prominence in the world today. I mean BIG money involved as well a huge following. I must say, personally, I don’t like this direction the world is taking and if this is considered progress, I am one of those old stick in the muds refusing to go along. WHY? Because in my mind this is not the direction the world should be taking. We are being driven and lured into a techno world that offers us an escape from reality. I suppose that is okay to many, but what concerns me is the fact that NOBODY ever asks WHY we are so desperate to escape reality! Nobody ever looks deeply into what is wrong with reality that we need to escape from it. Herein lies the answer to so many of our problems as a society and yet we never ask why or look for answers.
A large percentage of society is suffering a massive void within that has metastasized to the point of where we find ourselves today, empty and lost and asking what is the purpose for being here? This feeling is very distressing, but if we distract ourselves enough, we can make it go away for the moment. While technology has been hugely successful with moving us forward in connecting with one another, it is also driving us to live in a world of disconnection. I know, that sounds like a huge dichotomy and it is I guess, but it is still what is occurring. Yes we can connect with anyone in the world via the Internet, but at the same time we rarely connect face to face, handshake to handshake with people or even with ourselves. We exist in our own little worlds and communicate via social media in one form or another. Obviously not everyone is like this so I won’t generalize it, but far too many do to feel comfortable about it.
I hope people will think about such things and revisit their own situations to see if they are getting the most out of their lives or are they just blindly going along unaware of their plight and what direction they are going in. The more we seem to connect with others in the world the more we seem to disconnect from self and that is a very dangerous position to find ourselves in. Especially in this crazed world that demands our attention to stay free and safe yet we are lost and not even aware of what is happening to us. Enough said. Open your minds and THINK for yourself, ask the important questions nobody seems to ask anymore. It may save you.
Blessings to all,
I guess I should have mentioned why I think this is all occurring in the world. It seems to me people feel like their lives and the world are so out of control, they can at least can control the video world in which they find themselves. Sad.