To continue my fascination of today’s youth, this is another post about Millennials. Ohh but before I continue this post, please kindly note that (apparently) I am one of the Millennials as well.
Okay, let’s simplify the Millenials as people who can not live without technology and gadgets. People who are constantly on-the-go, always-on, always reachable, stand-by 24/7. I practically can imagine how building walls or borders between countries are okay as long as wi-fi available everywhere!
I feel sad whenever I see kids (pre-schoolers) are glued to their parents’ mobile phone. Or perhaps by intention, the parents hand their children the device to keep the children quiet (yet busy). I keep my nieces (7y and 3y) busy by playing catch-and-run or give them books and puzzle. But hey, I don’t spend time with them 24/7 so I have zero experience on how to keep children occupy (without involving mobile-gadgets). A cry out from one of my friend who has three boys ranging from 7y, 4y and 9 months-baby, admitted that she would let her boys play games in her mobile phone, watching hours of cartoons on TV, and this is what she recently and shockingly discovered that her 9 months-baby responds well and smiling whenever she hands him her mobile phone.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against technology and gadgets. They’re such great innovations and world-changing! Seriously changing our live that is.
But since I consider myself ‘old-school’, so please forgive me for not understanding today’s expression or for not following your latest status and pictures or your whereabouts. I’m a late bloomer when it comes to technology and it may take some time for me to deal with technology. Simply put, I am not tech savvy! Or yeah, I just probably refuse to use all that social medias thingy. It’s not that I don’t want to know about my friends’ update situation or I don’t want to be attached so much to my phone. Or…. I honestly just don’t know what to say.
All I know is that (if I’m having my day off and not excruciatingly bonding with my siblings) I prefer us to meet and keep the existence really exist in real life instead writing for brevity’s sake in that little column saying ‘hi, how are you?’
PS: I consider WhatsApp and Hangouts very useful and real-time social medias. So hey.. I may not have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Path, FaceTime, Snapchat, etc… but you can always buzz me via Hangouts: arta.jakarta07 or WA: +6287 8877 110xx (write me email if you want to know the last two numbers!). See you in a jiff! Yup, I’m definitely old-school! 😀
If any of you interested in reading more about the Millennials, then please do take some time to read the following articles: