Writing Prompt: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein
Do you agree?
We gain lots of information from technology, It appears technology has added, not reduced demands on our time, and because of those demands I think that we rely on information more than ever. The internet is a prime example, it seems like the more information (good or bad that is available to more people begin to rely on it and forget basic common sense) When topic came up I instantly started thinking about the latest wave of celebrity sex tapes and naked selfies that have recently been in the media.
I should start off by saying that I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a sex tape, if that’s your thing… have at it… If you get out of the shower one day and think to yourself, “damn I’m looking good today” and want to take a picture, go ahead take a picture. It’s your life and you do what you want to do… but what happens when it get’s leaked…
I often wonder what goes on in the person who releases it thinks, “I’m gonna make a ton of money”, “I’m going to ruin their career”, or maybe, “This is what they get” Is it the idea that technology and the increase of technology in out lives makes us lose our common sense, or is it something different that the increase and the use of technology makes .
Is it lack of common sense, greed or just a skewed moral compass that makes it okay in someone’s mind to release photos, information, or a tape of a person during their most intimate moments?
Gosh…. this entry is going places I didn’t want it to go… so to answer the questions… YES! Technoology and the increase of information makes people lost their common sense, I think that our challenge is trying to remind ourselves that we have common sense and we need to use and rely on it from time to time
Until Next Time….