As technology advances, it seems as though people lose touch with reality more and more. Walking around campus, you will not see a single person without a phone in his or her hand or looking down at some sort of device.
Not only has the advancement of technology caused problems in our society, but so has television, specifically, reality television shows.
As people spend hours on end watching shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Total Divas,” what is real and what is behind the screen starts to mesh together.
Too often, people try to make their lives match the lives of the people behind the screen, and it is just not realistic. The looks, the way of life, the clothes they wear and the parties they go to — none of it is feasible for the everyday person. Yet for some reason, we live in this world where that life is the goal. But would it truly be satisfying?
As our society continues to grow and advance each day, we can only hope that we start to put into perspective what is an absolute necessity and what is not.
Being behind our computer screen all day, or sitting there watching “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” all day is not going to enhance the way we feel about ourselves or the way we live. It is going to make everything worse. Constantly being in a virtual world makes us lose touch with what is truly important.
Family, being around those we love, spending time outside, bettering ourselves — those are the things we need to focus on more, rather than obsessing over unrealistic goals. Then maybe people would be happier.
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