Monday, April 16, 2012

living in an immediate world

Have you noticed that more and more people are finding it acceptable to use whatever means possible to look good? Plastic surgery, botox, thread facelifts, nutritional supplements and so on. Dieting, lifestyle changes and gym visits are becoming passe. Is it because it's too much work, or that it takes too long? But what about the results? Aren't they longer lasting when the process is slower. According to a recent study, there are more and more people using things like high t, which fall under the general ambit of supplements, I suppose. But it's not only more, but younger too, which makes it all the more interesting. Patience or impatience at letting things take time is what's made all the difference. We all live in an instant world. We want the Internet to work immediately, the search results to come back barely after we've typed in the query, and that's how we want the rest of our life to be as well.


Amy said...

We have a tv commercial here for a cell-phone provider that plays all the time, a bunch of people getting their smart phone information so fast that they react to information almost before it gets to them, with the catchphrase, "that's so 30 second ago" repeated ad-nauseum. I hate it. I absolutely hate it. The idea that people's lives now have to be received, eaten, and disposed of in a millisecond depresses me. I know it's an exaggeration for effect, but in a sense, that's a prevailing attitude now-combined with the idea that we should physically look like time is standing still. It's crazy.

Shalini said...

Exactly Amy. It's as if you can't wait for the moment to get over to live the next one, easily forgetting that time is just passing you by. It's a silly way to live.