The Dichotomy of Technology.

Updated: Sep 7, 2019

Life has elevated too far since the advent of technological advancements. Nowadays, ancient fantasies have become of quotidian use. Such as planes capable of traveling at speeds of up to six times the speed of sound, or the vociferously interactive androids that are able to converse and even compete with the vertex of biological intelligence; Human beings. We are also able to conceptualize the idea of colonizing a whole new world in the next hundred years, these are feats that were anciently thought to be impossible and unpractical. Hence It would be rather doltish to dispute the astuteness of humankind after such abrupt and acute progression in such an infinitesimal period. However, with the comfort of using a button to initiate the ignition of a car engine—and owning a device able to communicate with anyone, anywhere at any time, also came an overabundance of insecurities or instead gave birth to means upon which these insecurities can act on.


Basically, any single being has various insecurities, some are scarce—yet very docile, such as assuring one's hair is in the right style, or a merely gentle worry if they appear in a particular way or not. While some are rather common—yet so perilous, capable of bringing one a life of burden and constant misery, or bringing it to an awful and suicidal end.


With the rise of the internet, the urge of committing to live a life of absolute social acceptance grew furiously, exclusively amongst the youth, henceforth, the egoic appetite for compliments became conscious and apparent. A surplus sum of websites is devising variant means for that purpose. Some would allow the users to create an account with their name to ask or receive questions anonymously, while others simply allowed people to log-in and drop a comment on someone else's picture or post.


Cases occurred where two close friends or rather intimate couples would attempt to inquire about each other using the offered incognito mode and would ask things such as "Why do love him/her, they are so unbearable?" or "Your close friend is such a jerk! How could you tolerate them?" because they desperately need an iota of public evidence to themselves and to the world of how much their significant other or lifetime friend appreciates them. Inquiries following the pattern of "Do you like John?" would be made by Mr. John anonymously multiple times to all his friends using the site to give him the sense of serenity and comfort that he wanted and admire, however, in the case where John would, for instance, receive a truthful evaluation from his friend on one of his many flawed habits, his day would be immediately and most fatally collapse into a state of misery and sadness.


Our abhorrent of the truth became so intense that if so it was uttered—in some cases, it could drive a human into taking their own lives. Each individual you cross comes stuffed with sets of wants and needs, which were developed by their unique experiences. It's indisputable that a considerable sum of the people you approach in your daily life might not like you so much, and it's foolishly naïve to imagine otherwise, yet what's so wrong with that? Being disliked is one amongst the countless other things that we think of as gloomy, yet in fact, is very admirable, for the sole purpose that through being disliked we discover what type of people we are and what needs and wants we require.


A thing aside from being liked that's more suitable to be urged is respect. To commit a life not for obtaining social approval, but for calmness and peacefulness, uninterrupted by the constant noise seeking the false sense of security by demanding love and admiration from all you meet. To respect your needs and wants and henceforth respect others. To live truthfully respectable rather than erroneously admired.



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