Whenever I look through Instagram and Tumblr and Twitter, I can’t help but be bothered at how shallow people are nowadays. I am not beyond anyone, but I always check myself if I’m still in there. Most of the time, we get intimidated by others. Because of all these social medias, looking into other people’s lives have been so easy. People, wanting to fit in, try hard to be in. All they ever care about is material things—the brand of that bag or the price tag of the shoes. Everyone wants to have the very latest Apple gadget, or go to the fanciest restaurants.
It is so easy to get lost in all these mess of social media. But I always remind myself that the journey is what matters, not how much the entrance fee to that resort is. I want to live filled with adventures and memories, not of boasting about my clothes’ price tags.
Maybe that’s why I’d rather buy books that go shopping, at least I am learning something by stepping on other people’s shoes. Maybe that’s why I’d rather travel to furthest South and North, the uncivilized areas, than sit and chill in Starbucks. Although there is nothing wrong with that. I, myself, loves to eat and try a lot of foods, for instance. What I’m bothered about is people’s mindset on making price tags and fame points in the center of their life. It feels like everything slowly loses its value, its meaning.
We need to ask ourselves: is what I’m doing going to value after 5 years?
Stop showing off to people. Instead, be proud to show off something you’ve bought with your own hard-earned money then I’ll surely Like that post in Instagram. Stop greeting your dad happy father’s day in your Facebook status, he can’t read it anyway. Get your ass of your bed and go to him, personally, and greet him. It makes me feel bad about how people say, “I love you Dad. You’re the best!” and slack off in school. Loving your parents is shown and done for the whole year. Stop fussing about why he didn’t give you his password. You’re more than a facebook relationship status.
I’m ranting. Pff! It’s just so annoying sometimes, whenever I log in and I see all these crap. Get a life, people! Everything’s so cliché nowadays. No originality. Everybody wants to go to Paris and everybody wants to be kissed on the forehead. I want people to truly find out what they’re passionate about. That’s why I refuse to go on Facebook, cos everyone’s status are annoying. I just want to hide in books and read about fictional characters with real hopes and dreams than real people with mediocre plans.