I am glad I was young before the Internet.
How nice it is not to have my past chasing me around every time I log into a social media site. How wonderful to know that it is okay to leave my cellphone in the car or at home and not worry about it.
I don't need to be connected 24 hours a day, and make a point not to be.
When I am out with friends, my cellphone stays in my vehicle. My friends deserve my undivided attention, and so receive it. If they are worth spending time with, then why not give my all?
How, I wonder, does one break up from someone now? If a young man has a girl and they decide to split up, how do they do that if they are still texting and reading each other's Facebook pages? Surely not all breakups are nice and they cannot remain friends.
If a young person suffers from unrequited love, how can there ever be resolution without a permanent, solid never-see-or-hear-from-you again break?
I am also glad that pictures of me doing crazy things when I was young and stupid are not following me around. I have a few young friends on Facebook and sometimes they things they post online are nothing short of appalling. From pictures to words to opinions that are better left unsaid, it seems nothing is sacred.
Old fogey, am I? I suppose so. I value my privacy. I am truly upset by the state of the world - the police state we've become, where our children are locked inside daytime prisons that should be happy times of learning.
I really need to stop paying attention to the news.