Topic B College Essay

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As I write this essay, I realize that I will never be able to witness the face of the reader as they skim down this page for the first time. Does that bother me? No, not necessarily. We as people have been communicating via written messages since the dawn of calligraphy. For the first time in our evolutionary ladder, humans are adapting for the sake of convenience, the new form of survival. It seems as if life is just one frantic rush to get things done in the fastest and most efficient manner. Few take the time to truly appreciate the company they keep or the moments they experience; the more forms of connection they make available to society, the less personal each connection becomes. People of this generation seem to care more about their persona on the Internet than their persona displayed in real life. The sad, ironic truth is, through the improvement of communication between each other, we are now more disconnected than ever I’ve come to peace with the fact that humanity, as a collective society is moving towards a more technological form of communication. However, nowadays people seem to be replacing meaningful, evocative messages with short euphemisms or even outright ignorance in order to avoid any form of difficult social confrontation. One prime example of this I have encountered through my old habit of “facebooking” is seeing people end their relationships online, sometimes without the other person even knowing until he or she logs in to find their relationship status changed. These long distance cyber breakups as well as many other tasks are all being done behind the safety of a computer or phone screen. It’s as if humans confide in this virtual realm to shield them from their difficult situations. Such methods could only have negative consequences in the long run when the time comes to face their own problems. To quote an article I read a few years back, “people’s attention span has been reduced to 140 characters”, the significance being that...
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