When did things change so much? When did I get so encapsulated Into the world of technology? When did I stop listening To myself and my own thoughts And instead add another view To some article or YouTube video Just to reach some spoon-fed "opinion"?
When did we stop engaging In life and with ourselves? When did playing video games turn to Watching other people play them online Numbing our brains to the world And "filling" our social needs digitally? When did watching television turn into Binge-watching an entire series in one sitting?
With this much constant stimulation It's no wonder we're bored so easily And that no one goes outside anymore And that I don't feel alive anymore Because one of the first things I do When I get home from work or the gym Is turn on the smart tv so it can warm up Because the apps on it take time to load And I already know that my free time Will be spent in front of that screen
Lately I've been nervous about Eventually moving in with new people Primarily because I spend a lot of my time Passively using the television I was concerned with how we'd balance our usage Instead of considering changing the way I spend my time
When did I start placing my use of technology Above my own self-care? When I spend hours watching YouTube But still forget to take a shower sometimes And I truly wonder if my recent urges To leave the state to work on a farm for a month Are more indicative of some deep desire To unplug and reset my energy and priorities Than my interest in agriculture or Learning to live off of the land
When did I start to feel the need To take such drastic measures To change something so simple Something I could choose to disengage with At the simple touch of a button?
I was walking through the grey rainy streets, another melancholic day. Proud English flags hung up in the windows of council houses. What are we so proud of anyway? A country run on ignorance and blaming the minority, the government wonders why we have a problem with authority? So we will focus on the youth that are disengaged and abstaining from voting. Don't mention those who are hungry, unemployed and hurting. Ssh, if we keep it quiet then maybe nobody will notice. Close your eyes while the darkness approaches.