Here is my rant — I get sooooo sick of people updating every time they do something. I don’t care if you go to the bathroom, I don’t care who did this to who — I.don’t.care. Stop telling the world the most intimate details of your life — stop telling people “I’m bored text me!” uhm HELLO get off your lazy butt and go visit a REAL HUMAN!!!!!” and another thing, please stop talking on the phone while you’re in the bathroom, no one wants to hear you while you’re doing your business. So yea, I agree with everything you said Karen Nicholas. In my opinion the zombie apocalypse are the “iPhone, iPad, etc” generation. Another rant here I was at Gino’s with my mom and dad a few months ago. There were a group of 4 girls eating lunch together and I use that term lightly — they were sitting together and sharing a pizza — never talked to each other or even looked up — ALL FOUR OF THEM were texting and whatever else teenagers do with their phones and never really associated with the real, living breathing creatures they were sitting in the booth with — they’d rather associate with a cold, lifeless device and gossip about the latest non-sense — which leads into the issue of Gossip altogether —
1 Timothy 5:13 “13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.”
James 3:5-18 ” 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”
So yea, I see this new generation being anti-social and not knowing how to treat each other. It is so easy to spread gossip and other mean and hateful things about someone online because you don’t see them face to face. I see Facebook as nothing more than a place to spread gossip and produce UN-necessary Drama. I can’t say that I’m not guilty of updating my status and going on rants when I get angry about something, but I don’t try to harm or hurt people. Most of the time I use it as a tool to spread moral values which has actually landed me to be unfriended more than I am friended — I guess people don’t want to hear the truth.
Oh and one more thing — another infuriating thing is when you’re waiting in line to check out or order food and you have to stand there and wait while someone finishes their HIGHLY important gossip session — then they get angry when the employee skips them and goes to the next customer because they are just as sick and tired waiting on that person as the customers are. I want to grab their phone and throw it away in the trash — so annoying, rude and just disrespectful!