50 things being killed by the internet

You may have already seen this, but this article is worth a read: 50 things that are being killed by the internet. It makes interesting and, at times, thought-provoking reading.

One of the things I’ve thought about modern culture recently is that people (including myself) don’t seem to “live in the moment”. In other words, we’re all too busy thinking about how we’re going to capture the moment on our camera phones (or whatever) that we actually fail to just let go and enjoy it.

I was thinking of this at the Coldplay concert the other night. There were some lads in front of us who seemed to spent quite a lot of time taking pictures – while the concert was happening! I’m sure they enjoyed it, but it does seem that something has been lost if we all need to feel every single good moment of our lives must be documented so we will remember it.

I think I have a new resolution: if I see a beautiful scene, or go to a good concert, or whatever – I’m just going to try and enjoy it. After all, these things never translate into pictures very well. Just sit still and be quiet for a while, medidate even, and let the moment wash over me. That way I might be able to remember it much better than with a picture!


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