"A Messed Up Generation"

Monday, 29 December 2014

A lot of people complain about our generation taking lots of pictures when they're out with their friends, or at concerts, or out having fun, they say that you should 'put technology away and live in the moment', and don't get me wrong I do agree in a way, but what's wrong with keeping memories?

One day you won't remember living in those happy moments, and yes, you shouldn't spend hours on your phone in times like that, but spending a few minutes capturing the happiness you're experiencing can't be a bad thing. I vlog for a reason, I love looking back at old photos and videos, because 'living in the moment' isn't going to keep me alive when I'm sad and in need of happy moments, but those pictures will. When I'm in need of remembering all the good things I've experienced and all the amazing things I've done, when I can't remember them well enough in my brain, those will keep the memories alive, and they'll never fade.

I think a balance is important, why can't we do both? Live in the moment and capture it? Life goes quick and memories fade, and there's nothing better than being able to look back at everything you've done. It gives some people a sense of happiness, don't take that away from them.


1 comment

  1. This is a great post & I completely agree with you! I'm normally the snap happy one & my family are very understanding. My memory is poor & they know that what they remember 5 years down the line I might'n't be able to remember in 5 days time without visual prompts. My husband's parents are a little different. My Mother-In-Law likes taking & displaying photographs. She has a large number of albums as well as framed pics around the house. My Father-In-Law is more of the opinion that there is a time & a place for photography. I would never dream of taking a pic of my meal to put on Instagram whilst in his company for example. I think it's that he's more opposed to using phones whilst with others than the taking of pictures themselves. And I agree with his sentiments - if you're out with someone, you should give them your full attention, though it doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to whip your camera out at the opportune moment to capture something cute a child is doing or the beauty of the first days of spring. I think there's a need for a mutual understanding of the developments in photography & social media, to create compromise on both sides. Xx

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