Monday, December 16, 2013

Instagram envy

Do you think people put too much, too little, or just enough energy into the way they depict their lives through photos on social media? Why?
Almost a little too much, in my opinion. I feel as though they make it out to be more glamorous than it really is. Sure some people are posting fabulous pictures of the Eiffel Tower in France, or pictures of Frankfurt, Germany, butt he filters make them out to be so much more than that. Like something out of the movies that you see and you think 'I want my life to be like that'. But, just as Ms. Fink said "The overall intent, she said, is not to inspire envy, but simply, to inspire. “If I knew any of the posts made someone feel bad, I’d remind them that the world is their oyster, too, and they need to start shucking."
Do you ever look forward to events because you know that you will post photos afterward?
No, not particularly. I look forward to events because I think they might be fun, or worth my while. Sure, I might post some photos afterwards but that wasn't the point of the evening to me. 
Is there any thing wrong with that?
I don't think so. If that's what a person chooses to do, then fine by me. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Slowing the aging process

I think that scientists should try to help people beat old age so that we can live radically longer live. It would give elderly people more time on earth to be with their loved ones and spend time with others. But like it said in the article, " I have often been struck, at funerals of the elderly, of the common phrase that while the deceased will be missed, he or she led a “full life.” Adding years to a life doesn’t necessarily make it any fuller.", it won't exactly make your life any fuller than it already was, if any at all. There are drawbacks to having the elderly live longer, basic drawbacks, such as money issues, food issues, housing issues, health care issues, and many more like those.  
If I could choose my own life span, it would be tricky. It's such a hard decision. If you live longer than any of your peers or loved ones, you have to watch them all die around you, but at the same time you get to live longer and be able to see more development in the world, like technology. If the technology advances in our time and allows everyone to have about the same life span, but already longer than it is currently, I'd wish to, at least, go to one hundred.