Jump to content

When I Was Their Age!


johnguy
 Share

Recommended Posts

As I view the different couples, I can't help wondering what my life would have been like if the majority of my 20s had been spent (1) playing on my computer, (2) playing with my smartphone, (3) playing with my tablet, (4) watching television, and (5) sleeping (either with or without my partner!).  ::)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest sojoe
(1) playing on my computer, (2) playing with my smartphone, (3) playing with my tablet, (4) watching television, and (5) sleeping

The secret life of Mark Adrian Mole aged 22 ½

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To be fair, what the previous generation sees as antisocial -- such as sitting on a computer or smart phone, even playing video games -- the current generation sees as a primary key to enabling social interactions.  Take a 20 something's facebook away, for example, and they will quickly fade into irrelevance to their friends that do have facebook. They dont get invited or included in any of the events because they would need to have a letter written or a direct phone call made to alert them as to the plans tonight/this weekend, whereas the rest of the group just knows from the mass invite/group chats.  What about the games?  These days games are played online, with your friends!

A computer isnt a lonely thing to "do" , and hasnt been that way for a while now.. I'm sure I look idle sitting in my office all day, but productivity isnt measured by looking busy, and so is it also with social engagement. 

Seth

www.webseth.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To be fair, what the previous generation sees as antisocial -- such as sitting on a computer or smart phone, even playing video games -- the current generation sees as a primary key to enabling social interactions.  Take a 20 something's facebook away, for example, and they will quickly fade into irrelevance to their friends that do have facebook. They dont get invited or included in any of the events because they would need to have a letter written or a direct phone call made to alert them as to the plans tonight/this weekend, whereas the rest of the group just knows from the mass invite/group chats.  What about the games?  These days games are played online, with your friends!

A computer isnt a lonely thing to "do" , and hasnt been that way for a while now.. I'm sure I look idle sitting in my office all day, but productivity isnt measured by looking busy, and so is it also with social engagement. 

Seth

www.webseth.com

Indeed, I understand this aspect completely! The comment was NOT meant to highlight any "anti-socialism." I DO realize it's not "lonely" activity, also!

My sole intent was to try and figure out if these folks have jobs (never see them dressed to go out to work), go shopping (also don't see them ever returning with packages or grocery bags), or maintain a household!

Thanks for the response!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...