Technology Connection & Reality Disconnection

We are living in the times of technology. Which has gained us leaps & bounds in the way of information and access to EVERYTHING!

But this is by far not without casualties of reality.

Today there are more influences of what one wants than what one actually needs.

Nowadays perhaps there are more single people because they are forever looking online, facebooking, tweeting, instagramming and so on and so on …. Giving the idea that there is something better, shinier, and more exciting elsewhere.

This has an incredible impact on how reality is handled. Although it is not a bad idea to open your mind and explore the possibilities of furthering an education, learning about different cultures, or even checking out the current trends of life….

But to ignore the reality of what is actually within arms reach and disregard the daily tasks of living is a real disconnect.

Social media has a few married couples starting to think that they settled too soon, younger folks think social media is their next ticket to fast stardom, not to mention THE THIRST!!!! This encompasses a variety of people looking for anything and everything to feed the want to be seen, loved, acknowledged, validated, ect, ect, ect…..

Technology has become the be all to end all. Without it, we learned patience and diligence. With it we have convenience and instant gratification.

I’m not saying I’m not a fan because I surely appreciate living in an age where anything is available at the touch of a button but it is not without revelation that connecting through a mainframe will never be the same as connecting with one another in real-time with real life through real experiences.

When a friend went on to tell me how they were so caught up in Candy Crush that they almost got fired, I thought, DANG! When is too much, too much?! Another person told a story about their neighbor that hadn’t tended to their yard in months but is always sitting on their porch with a lap top… And the catalyst for this blog entry was when someone was telling me about how they would rather just buy their kids ipads & all that instead of helping them with homework or dealing with having to entertain them.

Connections to technology have really made it far too easy for a disconnection from reality.

With that being said, I’m logging off and going outside to play!

Shake a hand, give a hug, go and talk FACE to FACE with someone.

*cue Soul II Soul* …

back to life back to the present time
back from a fantasy
tell me now take the initiative
ill leave it in your hands until your ready

                         

… Is Whoopi gon open a can of whoop’ass?

Whoopi Goldberg has taken out after Rep. Michele Bachmann over signing a pledge “The Marriage Vow” that claimed more African-American children were born to two-parent families under slavery than today.

Using a classic politician’s response, Bachmann has responded by using Goldberg’s attack as grist for a fund raising letter.

“In order to show Whoopi we won’t stand for her attacks, I have set a goal to raise $40,000 in the next 24 hours,” the Tea Party heroine and Republican presidential candidate wrote in an e-mail blitz.

“The Marriage Vow” contained a since-retracted passage that seemed to suggest that life for African-American children had one up side in pre-Civil War America.

“Slavery had a disastrous  impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by a mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American president,” it claimed.

Whoopi Goldberg responded in classic form on “The View,” saying, “Dammit, I am sick of this crap.”  She then added:

“White people, black people, Asian people — some of us are single parents, some of us turned out O.K. with single parents.  Stop pointing the finger at single parents.  I’m sick of people who don’t know what they’re talking about going on.”

Bachmann signed “The Marriage Vow” but said she did not back the passage on slavery.  The GOP presidential candidate was raised for part of her life by a divorced mother, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

“The comments from Whoopi Goldberg have hit a new low and I must have the resources to defend myself and fight back,” Bachmann wrote to the conservative faithful.

Bachmann has reported raising $2 million in the first three weeks after announcing her presidential bid.

Original Post by Joel Connelly on July 15, 2011 at 10:41 am |

Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha Collabo?

Recent Tweets by all three artists point to yes!! Click the image for the full story and links…

Kanye VS Drake Mixtape By DJ Panic City

I posted this joint on my Facebook page….but I gotta share it with the masses! The Holidays are here, we’re taking road trips, sitting in airports and waiting to get our junk grabbed by the next available TSA official! A good Mix is always on point…click the image to get the download… 😉

Labor Day BBQ Playlist…

The people over @ HelloBeautiful.com have made this Labor Day weekend a little easier by providing a “ready to serve” playlist to go along with your Labor Day BBQ spread.  It’s UML worthy…. 😉

Click Image To Stream Playlist

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