It’s a question we all ask ourselves: “Is there any sign of intelligent life out there?”
I’m not referring to intelligent life on other planets. That’s for someone else to answer! I’m talking about right here on dear ‘ol Mother Earth.
Now, before I get to what I want to say, I want to address something real quick. I find it really interesting that you are who you surround yourself with. It’s a lot like how when women are super close to a friend of theirs and they wind up having their menstrual cycles at the same time. They become in sync.
Okay, so, here goes…
I was checking Twitter, when I scrolled past a thread from someone I follow. I like this guy. I find his thoughts to be pretty in touch with either what I’m thinking or what I’ve come to understand. This time was no different! What he posted is right in line with where my mind has been for the past few weeks.
Here’s a link to his post (I’ll post the text below):
The entire text of the thread reads as follows:
We have entered Dark Ages 2.0.
No chivalry, no respect, no common sense, no manners, no morality, and our knowledge is on a very fast rollercoaster to hell, followed closely by our quest for wisdom.
I find that last statement an interesting paradox. Never before in human history have we had the world’s knowledge at our fingertips like we do today, yet we squander it at every turn.
We carry in our back pockets more computing power than was used to put a man on the moon, and we use it to post cat memes and duck-faced selfies. Hooray for advancement!
We have the ability to instantly communicate with people on the other side of the planet, and we use that power for what? Pretty much everything except what we should be using it for.
I’m no better. I laughingly tell people that the internet allows me to go global with my cynical humor and sarcasm.
But still, how are we dumbing ourselves down so quickly, even with all of this knowledge in our back pocket?
Because our thirst for knowledge has been replaced by our lust for entertainment. Especially in this nation. We have been drugged by the opiates of the screen. Our senses dulled by the wine of idleness.
I do believe the generation of youth demanding socialism is the direct result of the video generations. We can’t be bothered by hard work and commitment to intellect anymore. We need to get home and be entertained!
It’s sad, really.
It really is making me rethink social media and the entertainment industry as a whole.
I already threw televisions out the window. Now, I’m casting a weary eye towards screen time in general.
Very well said! I couldn’t agree more.
If you know anything about me, you’ll know I’m a bit of a
For the past few weeks I’ve been thinking on a particular topic – a topic that I will be addressing in the near future – and coming across this Twitter thread was the icing on the cake. It was enough for me to take a bit of action on. It’s why I wanted to share it with you.
I genuinely feel that we are, in fact, and maybe already in the middle of, the next age of darkness. As Al put it, the Dark Ages 2.0.
We have every chance for opportunity and growth at our fingertips, but what are we doing about it? Are we letting it control us or are we in control of it?
I’d like to challenge you to take a second to think about and marinate on this topic.
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