The Need to Feel Connected


Image result for connectivitySince time immemorial humans have relied on connections to ensure survival and the progression of our species

But with social media in the mix ‘being connected’ has taken quite the new meaning

I took a little hiatus where I just went off and vacayed on an island for about four days. The cell service was super bad so I was only allowed emergency calls and of course no internet. What I found out was life changing

I realised that this need to be in the know with Facebook and Instagram and all that is generated by how readily available everything is in this day and age. The internet is a privilege and we’ve mistaken it to being a necessity

Humans were designed to adapt to their real environment and take in their surroundings but with our heads in our phones all the time we’re doing ourselves a disservice

I read this article a while ago about how our vertebrae is going to evolve because of how long we spend looking down at our phone rather than straight ahead. Doesn’t that freak you out?

On this trip it also happened to be my birthday but it felt like any other day because I wasn’t being bombarded with facebook messages and people trying to get my attention. It turned out to be the most mundane yet the best day ever

That’s just some food for thought about technology. I guess the moral of the story is to look up from our phones more often


Infinite Impulses | Toxic

Infinite Impulses is an original feature on Infinity Reads where I post spur of the moment impulsive posts about anything and everything. Enjoy!

In an age where taking pictures of our food has become more important than eating itself I find myself feeling quite out of place

I’ve always felt like I belong in a long-before time where people would go horse-riding or just be simply more connected with nature or where chivalry was still alive. Where writing love letters to express your feelings was the way to do it instead of asking someone in a bar to hook up with you over drinks or something

I feel like there is so much negativity that comes with this realm of ‘the internet’. It’s so easy for people to be someone else, to be mean or inconsiderate, it’s so easy to ignore the fact that just because you don’t see the tears it doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

And I really try not to concentrate on the negativity but there are times when it’s all you can focus on and it’s toxic and it fills you up with this disgusting feeling about the people that inhabit this planet with you.

When I do go into these moods though it’s a good idea to write a list of all the good things like the cute internet friends you make!

Wow I’m glad I got that off my chest, back to good ol’ book reviews then!