The loss of patience, jumping into a vat of oil, labiaplasty, and more, on this weeks episode of The Distracted Philosopher.
”Please copy and paste this to your status if you know someone, or have been affected by someone, who needs a punch in the face. People who need a punch in the face affect the lives of many. There is still no known cure for someone who deserves a punch in the face, except a punch in the face, but we can raise awareness. Thanks” - The Distracted Philosopher
Patience was lost with the introduction of automobiles. They gave an individual the power to go from one place to another quickly whenever they wanted, but the first time someone got behind some idiot going too slow — that was the moment patience was lost forever (it even affected people who didn’t own a car).
Of course, the internet, smart phones, social media, life — none of these things are helping us get patience back.
Technology changes us, even if we don’t notice. My iPhone is a normal tool I use in multiple facets of my life, and for me, I feel as if it has always existed. I don’t remember when things changed, they just did and I with it. I don’t recall how it used to be — it’s just history written in some book.
Records, to 8-tracks, to cassettes, to compact discs, to digital, to streaming. TV to VCR’s, to DVR’s, to digital, to streaming. Books to ebooks. Physical maps have been replaced with GPS — in the palm of our hands. Libraries still exists, but now the whole of knowledge is accessible through this thing called The Google.
Unfortunately the accessible base of all knowledge contains lies as well as truth (and of course fiction — on purpose). Stupidity can be spread easier. People start to believe everything they read without question.
Crimes are still committed, but now we have digital crimes.
Our language is changing based on social media / smart phone culture — lol, brb, ttyl, cash me outside how bowdah.
Human nature has not changed with technology, the same stuff exists only now in abundance and easily accessible. People still don’t take the time to validate “facts” or perform critical thinking themselves. We have not evolved or ascended to a higher plane of existence. We are still children yelling, “Mom, he won’t stop not touching me!” But now we do it on Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, blogs, web pages, heads of lettuce, and puddles of brown goo.
Just like from history, not everything being said is coherent. Some of it is just ranting, complaining, gibberish. But now so many more people can have a voice, even if they don’t have anything to say. Anyone (with internet access) can share / publish music, books, art, or whatever it is they create. We may not become legendary, like Bowie, Prince, or Kanye, but we can build a reasonable fan base (FYI, for me a reasonable fan base is 3 people I don’t know).
And this brings me to my point. What ever happened to those multicolor, plastic, interlocking, popsicle sticks? Remember those? The ones you can build stuff with? They were awesome. Now-a-days popsicles only have wooden sticks — which is awful because I swear I can taste the wood. And to build something with them — you need glue. Where’s the fun in that?
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This is episode s10e09(374) for Monday, March 6, 2017 and clocked in at 16 minutes, 12 seconds