Stepping into the digital age (as a millennial) has been like entering a simulation.
This is evident in the fact that most of society now relies on the number of ‘likes’ or ‘comments’ on their posts as some sort of positive affirmation. There is a lack of actual social interaction and engagement between individuals due to Netflix or just being being a workaholic trapped in the conventional system. These quick fixes have slowly started to transform the manner in which we interact with one another.
Dating in the digital age – this seems like the most appropriate thing for me to discuss based on the above analysis, which brings me to the burning question: is good-old romance dead or still alive? The answer to this will inevitably be broad based on everyone’s perception of things, however, mine is simple. We sometimes forget about the beauty that lies in the simple things in life – that is exactly what good old romance is all about. Despite all the drastic changes to the reality we once knew, I can vouch for the fact that when you truly vibe with or love someone, it will feel like there has been a glitch in the system and you have entered some sort of twilight zone. Cherish the moments that make your heart feel warm and set your soul on fire – also allow that to become your occupation.
One of the perks of the digital age is the fact that it has brought with it a wave of new job opportunities that celebrates creative and dynamic individuals. The youth definitely needs to capitalize on this situation and we need to remind ourselves not to get lost in a vortex of algorithms or try to pursue a somewhat utopian but digitalized-lifestyle.
The most appropriate analogy that I could relate to this post is the movie the Matrix, these photos capture that essence: