What do we do now to entertain ourselves?
History has changed. We used to watch TV, although watching too much was considered that it would make us stupid. That’s at least what our parents told us. So we read books, we listened to the music, we played outdoors and we learned, learned, learned. They said that “if you finish school you will live well”. So, we finished the school, the faculty, we got this degree.
Our entertainment was mainly focused on Saturdays when we went out to see friends drinking too much and making fools of themselves. Actually at that time, except for cinema, the only “happenings” were on saturday, and sometimes on Fridays and some special days of the year.
We made party after every big exam, sometimes visited cinema, theatre and since we didn’t have money, we didn’t travel. Going to the sea for summer was the greatest reward, but even when we did earn it, our parents didn’t have money for such luxury.
What about today?
Internet and networking made everything completely different. Now you can go out every single night because there is always something going on. It is not that expensive, so even a children in the school, high school, faculty can find entertainment every day and night. But what they do? Mobile internet. We are all connected now. Our social media accounts are a kind of virtual place where everyone (almost everyone) can be reached. We are focused on photos and words on the screens, and rarely spend quality time in the nature.
Does it means that the quality of our free-time entertainment is improved, or?
Who knows. It is nice that you can turn on the PC and go anywhere in the world. It is nice that you can send a message and get a response in minutes and not in days (like we used to when we wrote the letters and send them by post). It is nice that information is valuable and easily accessible.
But sometimes… sometimes it is nice to go of line, to be un plugged and enjoy the simple things. Returning to nature is in today-world, where deleting history became more important that creating one, is more precious than it has ever been before.
The best advice is probably…. read those books, listen to the music, play, dance, watch to movies and go, just go in the nature! Go near water. Go to the sea….
Source of the Image: Pinterest.
Source of the Featured Image: Pinterest.