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

                         

Jewelz Of The Day…6/28/2011

What Moguls Read: Ebony Magazine (July Issue) – Elevate

July’s Ebony issue  was jam-packed with interesting reads and eye candy, but what caught my eye most was the Elevate: Wellness and Spirituality (and the 50 Finest)feature found on pages 49-59. An avid, cover-to-cover reader of Ebony when I was younger, I’ll be the first to admit that recent years find me skimming it quickly, and putting it down just as quickly. Not that it isn’t a quality publication, but it has been a while since I felt that it reflected any topical diversity.  The brief articles and personal accounts of the Elevate feature cover topics such as weight loss, meditation, Atheism, and the elusive G-Spot! These ten pages alone are worth the cover price.

Enjoy 😉

Black Panther Geronimo Pratt Dies…

Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt spent 27 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. His conviction was later overturned.

 

(CNN) — Former Black Panther Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, who was wrongly imprisoned for 27 years on a murder conviction, died Thursday in Tanzania, his former lawyer said.

He was 63.

Stuart Hanlon, a San Francisco-based lawyer who helped overturn Pratt’s murder conviction, said he did not know the exact cause of death.

Pratt died in a small village in Tanzania where he lived with his wife and child, Hanlon said.

Hanlon called Pratt a “true American,” saying that he was an Army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam before joining the Black Panther Party.

“He could’ve been a great leader. He was very charismatic,” Hanlon said. “His legacy is that he never gave up. He never got despondent or angry.”

Pratt’s conviction became a rallying cry for rights groups that said he had been framed for his strident activism during the turbulent civil rights era. Read more of this post

Lost Art Of Love Songs: Korey Bowie

Rarely do we hear a song or a poem in which Love is depicted as an integrated spiritual experience…I guess that’s why it’s good to have cats like K.B. around. If you’ve ever been in Love, then you’ve had a struggle in Love. This song is about getting through that. Try something new Moguls…I guarantee you’ll like it.

Self Proclaimed “Bass God” Lil B Announces His New Album Will Be Titled “I’m Gay”

The announcement, though perhaps shocking, should not necessarily come as a surprise. given that the California artist has a freestyle called “I’m a Faggot,” and famously Tweeted, “If Kanye West Does not  Acknowledge Me Over Twitter And Work With Me On Music, When i see him im going to fuck him in the ass – Lil B.” Read more of this post

Pray For Japan

Because you never know when the very real false sense of security you have will come tumbling down around you…love and support your fellow-man. We’re all on this big round ball of life together.

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