It seems as though we humans don't interact the way we used to. This generation is different--this technilogical era. And I'm not saying that technology is bad. Heck, I love it just as much as the next person, maybe even more! But I guess it seems like the balance is gone.
For instance, I feel like my roommates and I practice "parallel play" which is what infants do when they "play" together. They really do not play together as much as they play along side one another. They sit there in the same room, side by side, with separate toys doing separate things. My roomies sit together in the same room, side by side, with separate laptops surfing separate webpages...
We've returned to infancy.
Maybe that's the reason we're still all single.
And really, I'm not sure I actually remember how to get together with people and do human things. I think I almost prefer this "psuedo-relationship" found on the wonderful web of awesomeness (aka world wide web). Maybe it's less of a risk. It's hard enough opening yourself to scrutinization on the internet let alone having to face it from real, live, face-to-face people.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm not socially awkward (unless it's a ridiculously stunning guapo man) or plagued by anxiety attacks or anything like that. It's just a lot harder to schedule thigns and get together with people and everything than it is to plop down in front of my computer and live my life out through the shiny glamour of cyber-space.
But enough! I'm tired of psuedo-life. I want to do something real. That's why I'm so excited about going back to school (I can't believe I just said that). But of course, on the other hand, there definately is something to be said for some me-time after spending the entire work-week giving of myself and helping people with endless, countless problems/needs (that's what happens when you are an administrative assistant in human resources at a large factory).
So tell me what you think... Do you ever feel like you are spending your life in "parallel play" mode? Has technology taken away from our ability to interact on a physical, human level? COMMENT!!! or else!!!! buwahahahahaha...