people are not meant to fall in love in the 21st century . or are they ?
technologocical advances and fixation on networking have brought the ideas of "fidelity", "trust", "selflessness" and "honesty" to an abrupt stop .
because of a profile to "sell yourself" as much as possible, we have become obsessed with ourselves ...and even more terrifying, obsessed with our facade . we worry constantly about how we look in our pictures (photoshopping & editing until we dont recognize ourselves) . we put the most exciting photos of our lives to pretend as if we have one . background pics of gucci and g-shocks to make people think we can afford it . obsessed with ourselves, and no one else . excuse me, we check out other people's pages to see how we can "fit in" . this "all about me" mentality makes it almost impossible to care about anyone else .
once upon a time, we used to meet people ...in person ? a glance across the room, a flirty smile, and a witty pick-up line created love to last a life time . people still meet face-to-face and fall for each other ...but the difference is that he goes home and meets 100 more women on networking sites who all send flirty emails and wall posts . the difference is, she's on her iphone and there are five new messages from guys who claim they can treat her "better than her boyfriend" . there has always been cheating in american society, but now ... it's way more convenient .
maybe, just maybe they wont cheat on each other because of unfaithfulness ...but here comes the wammy . this generation has to have the lowest self-esteem . so many online adds about breast enhancement and music videos and models and celebrities . in the same breath, ill connect the idea that the "hey boy, i miss you" and "how you doin beautiful" wall posts can drive a boyfriend or girlfriend insane . insecurities, worries, jealousy, and lack of trust (for fear of being hurt) all fall into the same pot of adversity .
what's even scarier is the fact that those wall posts arent even amunition enough to confront your boyfriend/girlfriend about . ANYONE can post on your wall, anyone can say "they miss you" or "you looked great lastnight" or tag your sweetie in a note about "the one that got away" lol . you can never really know, and that drives people insane .
...texts, aims, video chats, emails, picture messages ? [i know someone who was caught cheating using all of these devices]
can love exist and grow in this generation ? think about it .