April 11th, 2019 @ 12:05 am
today’s inspiration: I MISS MY PRE-INTERNET BRAIN.
i often think about when i was a kid, and days/months/years felt like forever. i am currently 37, but i feel like i’ve been around for 100 years. i try to think back even to 15+ years ago, when i was working at a video store, and i felt like i had all the time in the world. i worked 40 hours per week, but i didn’t have a commute. even so, that’s still only tacking on about 2/3 hours per day now.
how was life so different then?
i used to work a full week, i went to night school to finish off two credits i fucked up on in high school and yet i managed to spent infinite amounts of time with my two best friends, my boyfriend at the time AND managed to code for hours on end at night.
OK first off, having ridiculous work hours definitely helped. not having a 9-5, M-F job definitely helps break up a monotonous life. i loved working weekends and having weekdays off. being an adult and not having flex hours really fucking sucks. but i digress. my original point: is the internet really making our attention spans and time feel that off? if so, why the fuck do we keep using it?