Cartoon blog day 24: Albums
This can be used as an Appendix to my post about Desensitization in social media.
I think no matter who you are, you will get bored or at least feel irritated if you see the same content over and over again.
I can’t exactly put it into appropriate words but, I think a lot of misunderstanding. prejudice, harm against people can be avoided if we take a moment to think about the way we feel. (in a way this blog was created for that purpose for me)
I thought about the boredom I feel about the people I know sharing the same kind of pictures, a.k.a their kid’s doing stuff EVERYDAY.
I hope we are all in agreement when I say that family is a beautiful thing in life and children are wonderful. But why do I roll my eyes whenever I see parents record every moment of their kid’s life?
This is why the desensitization is more dangerous than I thought, so much so it makes you hate the image of children.
If you capture every moment, are you able to tell which ones are special? Or do you feel that an experience not shared with people is not an experience worth having?
Cartoon blog day 19: Desensitization
This is not new but I wanted to remind that this is happening. Social media websites and applications are great links between people who may not have a connection otherwise with the same level of ease. It’s a great way to spread messages, news, information.
Again the most important question that we must be asking ourselves is one I have mentioned in one of my previous posts: What’s important?
With all the information you receive in one day, or even in one hour how do you decide what is important?
Tragedies are inevitable, imagine a tragedy took place due to a problem in a distant country and people share them on Facebook. And other people share the information and I truly believe that being aware of a problem is the first step towards solving it.
Then we quickly move to another post of a cute puppy playing with a baby. And we somehow feel satisfied for just sharing a tragedy and move on with the next thing we WANT to do.
“Wait, Boris we can’t solve all the problems in the world.” Exactly we can’t solve all the problems in the world alone. I am not saying you have to solve all the problems, just the problems you feel mean enough for you to do something.
For example you see a video of a beach filled with trash. Share the video and think about how you can reduce the waste you produce as an individual, get information on how to reduce waste: use cloth instead of paper, reusable bags instead of plastic and so on. Live by example show, show how people can become the change they want to see in the world.
Cartoon blog day7: Mind and social media
I also have a Youtube channel called MOVIE MESSENGER where I talk about movies and make podcasts about a wide array of things. We shot a shortfilm, well there is no story it’s just me and my friend Vidhvat talking about how we are tired of people complaining about everybody staring at their smartphones.
We tried to argue that in order to move forward we need to think about to incorporate this change in healthy way instead of dismissing changes completely. I mean WE WANTED THIS, and technology is a tool it becomes what we make of it.