"I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in to arguments with strangers." - Some guy from Reddit

Today’s generation could quite possibly be wasting capabilities on trivial things. Most of today’s population depends on technology to survive day-to-day life in terms of social interaction, intellectual advancement and accumulating wants and needs. Teenagers spend most of their time communicating electronically instead of verbally discussing events, whatever they may be, face-to-face.


They rely on social media for facts, ideas, and instruction. Instead of seeking knowledge in a book, they text their friends, surf the web, or make assumptions. Instead of creating something wonderful, they order it online or just get the virtual version. Realizing the youth of today’s society are socially inept, radically misinformed, and have a general lack of will to do anything actually productive, the question seems to be; Are we really making the right decision by pursuing advancement in technology? While it would be ridiculous to say that social media is the root of all evil and the internet is turning our brains into a homogenous mixture of tweets, status updates, and selfies, advancements made in technology in regards to healthcare and what we deem necessities in life are definitely a win.

Everything in moderation would be a good concept in improving our abuse of the online world but living in a digital age, it’s almost necessary to keep in touch with the events and advancements happening all around us. You can get more news online than you can from tuning in to people talking at the local watering hole. And so, like everything from driving a car to eating at a restaurant, there are dangers. The more responsible thing to do would be to enforce good morals, proper use of the web and maybe even put an age limit on social media.


Maybe going back to the stone-age isn’t the best way to handle things, but there definitely needs to be an improvement with the youth of today.