No Personal-ity

I spent the last week watching 1950s and 1960s romantic movies. Every second of each movie swept me away. The love was so authentic, so pure, so personal. There was a lot of interaction between two people, even though it was harder to communicate than today. Nowadays, there is still interaction but only behind the screen.

Whenever I go on a date, the first thing they ask me is about my presence online. Do you have Whatsapp? Are you on Facebook? Can you add me? Do you have an Instagram? I’d like to check you out!

But why? What will my Facebook profile give you? Will it answer your questions about who I really am? Or do you just care about outer beauty, that inner beauty no longer matters to you? Are people today this shallow and that addicted to tech? That they’d rather spend days and nights texting and stalking behind a screen than actually being with someone in person.

I want to go back to the old days when dating had more meaning, more value, more anticipation, and suspense. You want to know me better, let’s meet and we’ll talk. Let’s flirt, in person. Let’s dance in the streets at night and be silly, in person. Let’s laugh and cry, in person. Show me some personality, in person!

My Facebook profile won’t tell or show you anything!

I don’t know if such people still exist. Do they?


Life Gets Harder

Technological advances are a way and a barrier. Technology today, is part of our daily lifestyle. Not being around technology just seems wrong like something is missing. Better put, we are married to technology more than our partner.

It is true that technology has opened a realm of possibilities and simplified life to find answers within seconds, and to communicate with people from across the globe with zero cost. Yet, this is not enough. We are continuously looking for ways to enhance tech to get results even faster and more precise.

This is great, but….

Technology is making our lives easier in the sense of finding answers with one click or touch. Simultaneously, it is making our lives harder. One of the barriers is finding jobs. Jobs are no longer easy to get. There is a lot of competition in this world and each year it gets more and more challenging. Recruiters are looking for people who think out of the box, who have an innovative mindset, a passionate side, and are unique. We are no longer competing on grades; rather, competing on better ideas. Apple has created something we never imagined could ever exist: A touch screen! Each year, Apple and other  companies are pushing the boundaries further and further making it harder for the new generation to be a unique brand and thus being unemployed.

Another barrier, is that a lot of companies are going out of the market because they no longer can keep up with the fast pace, or they are lacking on resources. One example, is Nokia. They failed to keep up.

Technology is an answer to some and an issue to others.

But we can all agree that life gets harder each second. If you can’t keep up, you’re out of the game!