The Internet Friend or Foe
I have been thinking a lot about things recently in the time that I am not studding for my finals. Which have been stressing me out majorly at this point I only have one left, chem tomorrow (wish me luck I will need it). Something that has been taking up a lot of my thought is where will I be in blank amount of time. For example this time next week I will be in New Jersey but this time next year will I be in Rhode Island? Grades are stressing me out majorly. When I woke up this morning to review a take home exam a few more times before it was due I finally felt slightly rested I hadn’t been sleeping well all week. Yoga and Zumba at the gym have been pockets of salvation from my thoughts and studies.
Considering I do not know where I will in the future it makes me think my college friends the ones that I met in September and see every day might not know either,(lets be honest the future is a scary exiting unknown) But there is a chance that I will not be seeing them for 3 months because we are split up for the summer we plan on getting together but who knows what will happen. That leads me to the next thought; this is about the internet and what it has done to people. I am guilty of using it every day I think we all are but feel free to leave a comment if you are somehow able to go off the grid for a long period of time and tell us how you do it. I am touching on two main topics the serious addiction we have to our technology and “internet friends”.
By now there is a good chance you have seen the look up video on facebook but just in case you have not here is the youtube link, watch it and think, I have seen it a few times and really like it
the other thing is internet friends, I do not like the term internet friends because it makes them seem less important. My college friends that I won’t see for three month other than online are very much still my friends the same. I consider people I make real connections with through their blogs or channels my friends and I do not think they are less close to me because of proxy or lack thereof. I will have to use a quote because John Green said this better than I ever could. “ I dislike the phrase “internet friends,” because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text message. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance. Good friendships, online or off, urge us toward empathy; thy give us comfort and also pull us out of the prisons of ourselves. …our internet friendships were real and they were powerful, and they became more real and powerful when Ester and her friends were finally able to acknowledge and openly discuss the truth about her illness.” John Green This Star Won’t Go Out introduction
So with that to think over I will try to study for chem or pack up my room for the rapidly approaching move out day. I hope to see you all in the near future weather online through the blog or most preferably in person. If you feel you need luck I wish all the good out to you.
I hope you can get some sleep over summer vacation I know that is one thing I will for sure be doing, the picture below is what i want to be doing right now.
P.S stranger I plan on giving you a proper story but this week has been far too crazy for me to do much writing that is not for school.