We used to have only two facets of life, our public life and private life.
Yet today our focus lies in the poor imitation we accept as a third, digital life.
Texting, skyping, emailing, facebooking, tweeting, tumbling further down!
Do you even know how to frown, or can you only type it out?!
I love you so much digitally that I wouldn’t even say hello to your face,
I hate you so much digitally that I love making my home at your place.
Is this really what we’ve reduced our “relationships” to?
A doubled existence, consistently walking on lies, & a life based on digitally delivered pleasantries?
You may know my status updates & what photos I like,
But would rather text me till your thumbs bleed instead of joining me to ride bikes?
You commented on my photo that I was the definition of beauty and grace,
But would you say that to or even recognize my face?
I’m your friend according to twenty websites and counting,
And yet after our argument on twitter last night we wouldn’t even know what to if we saw each other or desire to start shouting?
But wait, wasn’t the point of all this communication to improve connection?
Has our connectedness really produced only more loneliness?
In a society where we have five thousands Facebook friends, and even more followers on Twitter.
Why is it I can’t find one friend to sit and have lunch with or just talk with for a moment or two?
I may know currents events & all the latest gossip,
But my social life is like a lost person in the desert without water.
Not even a sip.
Do you want to know who I am or only read “about me”?
Do we even talk anymore or is it just to nice have another face in your digital catalog of souls?
Yes behind those profile pics are real people, somewhere under the mess we’ve made.
Can we change or do we really want to see all personality & existence fade to nothing?
Mr. Orbison may have been right at the time when he wrote Only the Lonely,
But if there aren’t friends to be found, the question is who isn’t lonely?
Welcome to generation lonely,
Where relationship and face to face interaction is an abomination and communication is reserved for digital life only.
While God is with us and will always be a friend to us, are we doing our part in caring about relationships? When you look through your phone contacts or email list, do you even know much about the people on there? Do you know their age, anything of any personal value to them about them? Do you even care to? Consider this, and aim for relationships to become a reality & not just a lost desire. If you don’t know how to do that, be opened to learning. It’s as simple as this; would you rather admit you need help in having a good relationships or be full of pride and lonely? The choice is yours.