Zombies among us, the degeneration of humanity, and decline of human interaction. We’ve all been called antisocial before for keeping our phones within eye distance and we’ve certainly seen or read posts shunning the use of phones by labeling it “a deterioration of humanity” or something along those lines.
But don’t you find it a bit ironic? Most of these posts go viral on online platforms. Take for example this oh-so-famous viral quote credited to Einstein with confident assertions like “the day he feared has arrived.”
The major flaw in our dependence on virtuality for socializing is a psychological one and it’s dangerous. No matter how honest or sincere you are, the virtual interactions create an invisible shield around you, falsely protecting you. We grow accustomed to the social easy way out; think break ups over texts, online feuds, and excessive use of hearts to show affection. And with time we get so comfortable in those interactions that we visualize our own world away from the Internet as “the outside world.” We differentiate between these two worlds as if they both have different consequences on ourselves. In crossing that line, we become dull, less alive – a true definition of a zombie behind the attention-seeking angst we show.
So are we zombies or humans interacting? I guess it’s up to the mindset you create. It’s a personal clash of a true self with a persona/avatar you can tamper with. In the end, it’s up to you to decide how you want to proceed. Either way, just click ‘like’ on this article so I can gloat about it later in the ahwa.