via Daily Prompt: Conveyor
con·vey·or: a person or thing that transports or communicates something. “a conveyor of information.”
When I first read this prompt, Lucy and Ethel came to mind as I remembered the most famous conveyor belt of my lifetime, which has been providing laughter to so many for decades. You’re welcome.
Life was so much simpler in the days when the only things coming at us like a train were chocolates. Sigh
We now live in a time where information conveyed is too easily received, not because it’s factual, but because it matches our belief. This information overload is preventing us from L I S T E N I N G to anything outside of our own opinions. A wall has been built folks, and it’s not in Mexico.
Now that the double-edged sword technology has entered our lives; it’s not just the bombardment of information conveyed at full throttle; it’s the follow-up investigations to dissect the truths that are equally overwhelming for me. Exhausting is an understatement.
Sadly, not everyone conducts investigations because it’s more accessible to watch “Breaking News” or accept information spewed out of the mouths our politicians as factual. Easy peasy.
Just remember, Memes have become sources of News in some circles of this country. Let that sink in for a moment.
We also endure the information our “friends” on social media are conveying to the world on a minute to minute basis. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat an endless stream of blah, blah, blah. I’ve never been happier not to be a teenager.
Don’t get me wrong; it’s nice to share moments that have substance, the photo of a lost pet, an encouraging quote or funny meme, but to continuously convey your every move to the world is more of a cry for help. Look at me look at me … umm … NO!
Just like Lucy said “Ethel, I think we’re fighting a losing game.” as she shoved chocolates in her mouth, under her hat, and on the floor.
It’s time to dig deep people. The time has come to silence the overload, regain our common sense and be better stewards of the information we are conveying to the world. One closed tab at a time.
How’s this for information overload?
Be kind. Be mindful. Be considerate. Be aware. Be honest. Be friendly. Be compassionate. Be grateful. Be inspirational. Be yourself. Be happy. Be strong and as always, Enjoy the Ride!
Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread?
There are so many things that have followed the genius of sliced bread that it’s really hard to decide what would be worthy of the title “Best.” Considering sliced bread wasn’t invented until 1928, that takes an awful lot of my favorite inventions like refrigeration, air conditioning and the washing machine out of the running for this grand title. It appears sliced bread was actually late to the invention party.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE……………
The best invention since sliced bread award goes to the invention that has shown the most creativity and initiative in making our lives more complete, yet complex at the same time. The winner of this award created a buzz that can be heard world-wide. It has had the ability to connect, yet disconnect all of us. Its research leads to questions that can now all be answered by the mastermind…Google. This recipient has been known to cause cancers and heal them with their own advances in medicine, allowing us to live longer in front of its many other devices. Our children have been able to cross continents, without ever leaving the confines of their bedrooms. They are able to use their new-found imaginations, without ever actually having a thought of their own. Your talents enabled us to travel to space and beyond in search of life outside of our own, who we can eventually “friend” on Facebook or “follow” on Twitter. This award goes to the one who has single-handedly become a blessing and a curse in our daily lives.
Technology, please come forward and accept your Best Thing Since Sliced Bread award.
Enjoy the Ride!