I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
“Hylas and the nymphs” (detail, oil on canvas) by John William Waterhouse, 1896.
Or, the story of how Hercules’ cute boyfriend went to get him some water, but the water was in a pond and the pond was full of SAUCY LADIES and the saucy ladies were like hello sailor and Hylas was like hmm I think I’m bisexual and they were like GET IN THIS POND and after a while Hercules missed Hylas (or just got thirsty) and went looking for him but never found him again. Greek mythology folks!