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All The Things That Worry Me

Hello all! I hope that everyone is having a chill Sunday so far.

Sorry for being MIA lately. I decided that I needed some time off from digital space and instead of force-writing some posts (even if I do have a million ideas), I decided that I needed a break because I wasn’t in the best of moods to write. (See last post: The Fruits of My Life.)

Don’t worry. As negative as the title sounds, I promise that this isn’t a negative post by any means. Think of it as a prelude to everything else that follows in this section of my blog: ‘Writing and Creative Thinking’. Think of it as…because I’m writing, that I am okay. After all, I am sharing something with you. 🙂

I have had this idea…these ideas, for quite some time now and I’m happy to announce that I will be writing an unlimited number of posts. I guess you can call it a series because I’ll be numbering each post as the series goes on, for as long as there’s something to talk about!

Each post will deal with a different subject matter up for discussion somewhere within what the title of this post suggests. The type of things that irk me (no, seriously), that I think is a problem or might pose a problem for the future. Subject matters that I think are really worth discussing and unravelling. Although a lot of what I write will be from my perspective, and I guess – inevitably biased, I’m hoping to find much open ground and I am totally happy for anyone to chip in in the comments section. (Finding some perspective is pretty important.)

Do you ever wonder how your never-ending thoughts are like floods of goldfish endlessly swimming? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. 

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Image Credit: Albarrán Cabrera – The Mouth of Krishna, found via Tumblr and reblogged here.

And finally, just to give you an idea of all the things that worry me (or at least that I can think of as of now):

All the things that worry me,

I worry for the next generation though I have no children.

I worry that they love too hard with no self-love,

which comes to more self-hate and hurt.

I worry that they turn to all technical devices for help,

with no vocal chords to truly speak out and talk.

I worry exactly that. That no one is talking,

That a void is being filled with technology

And with that, we’re becoming dumber. Lazier.

I worry for my generation too,

Holding a smartphone to type, but too lazy to speak

Like we’ve almost completely forgotten how to be human.

I worry that we entrust the internet too easily with details,

Whilst people are still strangers even as time goes by.

I worry, and I wonder everyday,

What is left of everything else as technology demands its attention?

Or turn its ugly head to make humans less human,

in the name of media.

All the things that worry me,

are damned by technology.

Do you ever wonder about all the things that worry me?


P.s. Obviously I am NOT a professional writer or poet of any kind so take from this post what you will. I just figured it was the easiest way to convey the type of subject matters that I’ll be discussing! 

First topic – ‘Self-Love & Self-Care‘ will be up next week so look out for it!

Much love. ❤ 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. I love it, I think you expressed yourself really well here. I did a post on media also. It bothers me as well that we’ve become so dependent on technology. I feel that there was a charm to the eras before our generation. As a communication major, we talked a lot about the development of media and I thought it was kind of awesome how families would gather around the radio. When I was young, we went out and played, we didn’t have so much technology. I worry especially for the young ones who are now able to access uncensored things on the web. Also, with all of the media the younger generation is influenced with, apps like Snapchat are kind of worrisome. Even though there are a lot of downsides, I see some optimism. Facetime is one of them. I communicate with my cousin via Facetime. My grandmother who is unable to get out of the house due to a muscle disease s able to Facetime with family members and socialize. I also dig how easily I can access music and movies from her generation. 🙂

    • Thank you so, so much for your kind words! ❤ ❤ ❤

      It's so encouraging that you share the same views too because it can be difficult for people to see how it can be a problem. Completely agree with you about the charm in previous eras which I feel has been lost in this generation. I think the problem is we have too much, have become more complicated and also don't know exactly what we want. At least before, people were much simpler and like you said, were happy with just radio!

      Of course, technology is not all bad but I worry that some kids having grown up with it all their lives, become detached from the realer things in life such as what you said – going out to play.

  2. HEY IT'S CARLI! says

    Such a beautiful post, loved reading 🙂 I can relate to this on SO many levels. I find peace in knowing the world is always changing and we just have to roll with it and try and not get caught up in the nitty gritty of it. It’s crazy to imagine what 2-3 generations from now will be doing, but it somewhat excites me at the same time! xxx

    • Thank you Carli for reading and exchanging such kind words ❤ ❤ ❤
      Glad that you can relate!

      You are right in the sense that we have to make the best of each situation because the world is always changing and won't stop for no one! xxx

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