Giving up the controls


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When will we look up from the screens and see what is going on around us?
We live in a generation where we care more about what is happening on the screen we can hold in the palms of our hands, more than what is right in front of us. Teenagers would rather send a text than talk to someone face to face.
When did we start letting social media control what we think of ourselves, where we base our self-worth on how many likes we get on a selfie. We constantly compare ourselves to the models thinking we will never be as good looking as they are. We pick out each flaw because it is not what “society” wants.
Since when is sitting around on your phone better than going out and exploring what is around you? That when you are with your friends all you do is go on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or text other people. Why not put down the phones and do something with each other.
Everywhere you go, you always see people on their phones, even if they are with family or friends. It is like no one can live without that small device. The ages that know how to run some kind of technology is getting  younger. Soon that is all this world is going to be, people that are constantly on their phone and don’t stop to look at  what is all around them.
We need to look up from the screen that we hold and open our eyes to the world that is in front of us. Talk to someone face to face rather than through a text message. We should go out and explore the world and see all the great things it has to offer.
We need to realize that technology does not control our lives, and that having 12 likes on your picture does not mean that you are not beautiful.

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