There are so many articles about Millennials and how they have their phones glued to their hands and constantly post statuses and pictures on Facebook and spend way too much time on the internet or playing games on their phones. That made me realize I must be bad at this whole Millennial thing. I don’t take very many pictures (never of meals) and I hardly ever post a status on Facebook. I leave my phone in the other room and only get the text later. Oops. I actually only got a smart phone last year. I only browse Facebook when I’m really bored. They’re gonna take my Millennial card away!
What to do? I guess I should start playing all the games you can get on your phone, take pictures of everything I see, text every contact I have 50+ times per day, and post to Facebook every time I eat or go to the store or my dog does something cute. Because it’s all about me, you know?
Even though these behaviors aren’t limited to the Millennial generation (don’t even get me started on that), it seems to be more prevalent. I’m expected to act that way and since I don’t I guess I’m a little odd. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology. The internet is the greatest thing ever. Ever, y’all. But I also like to watch some TV, read a book, play with my dog, have a conversation with someone face to face, or even over the phone. It’s nice that Facebook has made it possible to keep up with people from your past but some people take it to a ridiculous level. I enjoy articles that my friends share but I really don’t need to see pictures of your food. And I don’t see the point of Twitter at all. But I guess it makes sense. People were already self-absorbed before all this stuff that makes it seem like everyone cares about everything you do.
It’s now gotten to the point that I’m seeing numerous articles that implore people to put down the devices and actually live. That makes me sad. I guess I should consider myself lucky that I haven’t become a slave to my phone because it looks like a lot of people have. People have commented that they have to actively wean themselves off the device. That’s actually a little scary. So maybe I’m not a bad Millennial after all. Maybe I’m just a person who has better ways to spend her time.