Today’s Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force.
How does that make you feel?
Today’s twist: While writing this post, focus again on your own voice. Pay attention to your word choice, tone, and rhythm. Read each sentence aloud multiple times, making edits as you read through. Before you hit “Publish,” read your entire piece out loud to ensure it sounds like you.
This assignment has been difficult to write. It has taken me a few days to think through.
The evil corporate force who has been taking over our lives will be technology. Many places have to make changes to accommodate technology. It has been a life changing to every citizen in the world.
You will see everyone in their phones at all time. They don’t enjoy life anymore. You see them at the grocery stores, school programs, and doctor appointments. In addition, when they are driving and those I’m afraid of.
Last weekend I went to an annual event a Craft show where vendors come from different parts of the state to sell their products or crafts. It was crowded as usual; however the majority of the people were on the phone texting or answering their phone. I observed how the vendors have to wait for them.
Why they can’t wait to be home? How important was the phone call that you have to ignore the event. My personal opinion you should stay home.
The craft show brings many beautiful items. These talented crafters organized this event and it’s sad to see how they get ignored.
Yesterday I went to the lake to check our spot where we will camp for the summer. A few campers were there checking too. Of course, a few of the campers already are texting on their phones. Not even the peaceful campsite can get rid of the technology.
Last year I made a decision that when I have an activity in my home no one will use their phones. I made a sign that it says “No texting, no social media. The pictures you take can wait to be post until you get home”.
My family thought it was a joke, however I made my point. If they want to come to our Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas dinner, or any birthdays they have to follow my rule. Also, they can choose not to participate. It’s up to them. I was getting tired working hard on my events and see them texting or checking their social media. Two years ago I was having my dad birthday and my nephews were texting and they even said a word to my dad (it was his 77). They all want me to see what they posted or what someone was posting. The last drop was when my nephew post “having fun at my auntie’s house” and my niece post “enjoying grandpa’s birthday”. Are you kidding? What’s wrong with this picture? I thought they were making a joke.
Writing this prompt it makes me realized how much life has been changed with the technology taken over everyone’s lives.