Better Late Than NeverMonday, May 07, 2012
Working overnights means that you search the internet from one end to the other, every two hours or so. After fifteen minutes of Pinterest and two seconds of Facebook, I'm Stumbling my way through blogs, comics, tutorials, and videos. Then, I get depressed because with access to all this information it makes my life feel...lame. Like I'm wasting away the best years of my life only looking through blogs, comics, tutorials, and videos of other's lives instead of living my own.
I read somewhere once (probably on one of these StumbleUpon trips I take every weekend) that all this technology inundates us so much that people are getting more depressed the more connected we are. I never understand this as much as when I'm working overnights. In the day, I check-in on Foursquare, see what's up on Facebook, answer a few text messages every so often but at night I get to see the minutes slowly tick away.
I love the internet, don't get me wrong. When I don't have the money to hop a flight to India typing it into Google allows me access to their way of life, their culture, their food, better pictures than I could ever take of the Taj Mahal.
But it's just a glimpse. If I have the means to do something, why wouldn't I organize my life so that I am able to do it? Yeah, I might not have the money now but with some financial restraint and a good credit card all the things I witness online can become things I've done. Plus, there are many things that aren't thousands of dollars. Some with the help of technology can become just one other thing to cross off the list.
Work on a feature film/TV series.
Visit the Louvre.
Ride in a gondola.
Ride a camel.
Climb the Sydney bridge.