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Sep 12, 2019 22:53:26

Absent from the mid-autumn festival

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"It's the first time I won't be at home for the mid-autumn festival."

"Do you feel sorry for that?"

"No, there is no meaning of being together only for family photos in social media to have the likes."

"Your parents pay a lot of attention on social media?"

"Yes, don't your parents? They are the generation meet social media at mid-age and more addicted to it than the young people."

"Why? I only see the news parents crying for teenagers' lives are ruined by social media."

"The truth is often too ubiquitous to be read in the newspaper. For example, peer pressures, one of the common motivations of an individual joining communities. The young addicted to computer games will grow up and move to new places and meet new people. There is a low odd of a boy from 15 to 25 staying with the same group of guy and their biggest interest is playing games. As for our parents, their lives are more like a box letting things in but not out. High odds for them from 45 to 55 staying with the same group of guy and their biggest interest is gossiping about others' unhappiness.  So watch out the socializing way of your parents on the internet."

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    @5plus6 中秋節快乐!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Sep 13, 2019 21:42:32
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      @jasonleow 天涯共此时!

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Sep 14, 2019 10:23:18
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    @5plus6 hi! can you explain the part where you say - "like a box letting things in but not out." What does that mean?

    John Castrus Miles avatar John Castrus Miles | Sep 12, 2019 19:26:36
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      @jootomscastroemelo -I mean, the mid-aged people I know (my parents, my parents' friends, my school teachers) remind me of "the box". Do you have the experience that you didn't truly organize things but put them in the box and hardly put them out.

      For materials, it means they are collected but not consumed. There are medicines and cloths, but when you are ill or want to have fun, you don't eat it or dress it. So they have no chances to go "out".

      For relationships, it means they are maintained but not updated. There are arguments and apologies, but you don't refresh your memories for people. So they have no chances to go "out".

      Day by day, the mid-aged people I know go through all the details of life but never create new memories. They let me have a feeling that time is static for them.

      Plus, as for my "box", time likes running water flowing in as well as flowing out. And I like to meet people keep principles but change behaviors.

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Sep 13, 2019 15:54:42
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      @5plus6 You have a point there, and I can relate with the "box" thing.
      I like when you say they (me included) don't create new memories.
      How old are you?

      John Castrus Miles avatar John Castrus Miles | Sep 13, 2019 11:10:32
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      @jootomscastroemelo - Two weeks ago is my 25-year-old birthday, and my parents actually are quite young (45). And I realized that I began to be mean about the mid-aged since I'm 25.

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Sep 13, 2019 19:37:44
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