We Are Losing Ourselves In Our Phones

UntitledWell, it’s been a while since I’ve done a TV show review. I’ve been keeping up with my book reviews but my love for album and TV reviews have nonexistent for some time now, so it’s time to bring one of them back for an important message. I say “important” but it’s like people are going to give a shit of what I really have to say in between the lines of this post, so I’m still going to attempt it anyways. Okay, I’ve been paying attention to the new fall season of TV shows coming to different networks. Unfortunately I’ve missed the first episode of Blackish but I’ve been watching Forever like a hawk. It’s really difficult for me to find a new show and fit it into my overwhelming schedule of shows. In the fall, all of my shows are back in full swing and it can be very hard to get into something different. That’s why I missed the first episode of Blackish last week. So far I think Tuesday’s are my most packed day of the week. I’ve got four shows in three hours. This has never happened before. I’ve had probably two shows for an hour, but that’s it. I’ve been very content with it for some time, but I think I’m going to keep Tuesday as my packed night. Starting off my night with the new show called, Selfie and I watched the previews for the last few weeks and thought it seemed like a funny tale. I thought of all people they’d get for these characters they’d get one from the Star Trek movies and the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie as their main characters.

Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillian) knows how it feels to be the “ugly” girl in school, because that’s who she was back in the day. She was obsessed with this one girl and decided she going to turn into her but as the years went on the technology changed along with her and then once she got on the different social media networks, she became somebody else. She was always on her phone and taking selfies and caring more about what everybody saw in her. She cared more about “likes” of her pictures and never living in the moment. So during her job’s meeting about one of their own employees repurposing an old product and changing it into something better. She starts to get this idea of maybe this person can repurpose her as a person and make her more likable to other than people in the internet. Henry Higgs (John Cho) agrees to help her out but both don’t understand how big this obsession has gotten over the years and the changing may seem bleak, but I think it can happen, but that’s my take on it. I think it could be interesting story between these two characters, but I think Eliza could annoy me here and there though.

Here’s the thing that I got out of the pilot episode. I live with a family were only three out of four are obsessed with the internet, me included. My dad despises the internet and all the high-tech stuff, well most of it. He has actually busted out laughing when our power goes out because one of us girls are usually in the middle of something and then the power drastically goes out. I don’t compare myself to Eliza though. I literally put a status update on my Facebook over the weekend that said, Cell phones that have WiFi have ruined family time. And it’s true! Anytime my family gets together in one room, out of the nine of us in that itty bitty kitchen, six of us are on their phones and on Facebook commenting to each other while there are talking distance from one another. I have a strong hatred for phones with internet. My family gets mad at my nana because she will literally leave the kitchen and go on her laptop. Once they realize where she’s at, they quickly make a comment about it, but once she comes back they’re on their phones again. I have wanted to their phones away but everytime I make a comment about it, I get yelled at for it. Somebody usually says that if my phone had internet on it, I’d do the same thing too. No, I would not. I respect everybody in the room. There are times were everybody should get off their phones and interact with other human beings face-to-face. It’s not that outdated to do it anymore. It’s ridiculous!

I’m scared that everybody in this world is going to need their own Henry Higgs in the near future because they are so interested in checking their news feed, pictures, and likes, more than having a normal conversation with a person. A person on their laptop or their phone 85% of the day is just sad and that includes my family that can’t survive without it. No wonder my dad laughs at us, he doesn’t have anything on his smartphone and yet he knows how to talk and stay in contact with a person without using his keyboard. As for me, I am a blogger. I watched the show last night and it brought up a lot of feelings that I have been bottling up for safe keeping, I like taking pictures and using them for blog posts for the future but since I’ve been taking pictures of anything worthy of a blog post, I’ve lost touch of just doing things and living in the moment. I like taking breaks off of my social media accounts. I no longer have my Facebook or Twitter on my phone. It’s been like that for a year now. I can live off my stuff for a day, I’ve actually tested that out. I still know to interact with a normal human being, my eye contact is a bit off, but it’s always been like that. I’m proud that I don’t let my phone control my outlook of gatherings with people, but I do feel sad for the ones who do, because I honestly don’t want to be around with somebody who is always looking at a screen to bring them joy.


2 thoughts on “We Are Losing Ourselves In Our Phones

  1. First of all, your theme is absolutely adorable.
    Second of all, this post really hits home. I hate it when people walk around campus with theirs heads down, looking at their phones– then I realise I do it, too. We ARE losing ourselves in our phones, and it’s so depression!


    1. Thank you about the theme! I always use it for October (sometimes the first week of November!) but I appericate your comment about the post too. I think it’s funny how we do the same things that we hate when everybody does it in front of us. It’s like a mirror reflecting bad habits but yet we never learn. 😦


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