Stereotypes In Life Is Friends, By J. Martinet

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I scan the crowded train and staring back at me is nothing but the tops of heads glaring down at screens. I think to myself, have we as a society become so consumed and dominated by these machines? The copious amount of phones are disconnecting us humans from each other. Constantly looking down, we often miss out on the perfect opportunities to meet someone new and share conversations. We miss the moment that we could have talked to that girl on the packed commuter train. We miss the moment that we could have shared stories with the old man sitting next to us. We miss the moment that we could have met that special someone or life long friend. Phones have dictated our relationships with the world around us. They have isolated us from communication…show more content…
In Life is Friends, Martinet, an author known for her knowledge on the art of mingling, justifies the reason for why connecting with others in person is lost and declares that “All too many people make the mistake of looking for friends who can further their career or their social standing” (Martinet). The public cares too much about their status in society and the way that people view them. Humans attempt to depict themselves in a way that makes them appear “cool” or “fit in” with everyone else. Technology is just one outlet that people constantly use to paint a picture of themselves for the rest of the world to see. While in real life, a person may not even closely resemble their social media profile. Therefore, it is often tricky for those that care about their status to have a natural conversation with others for fear of not portraying themselves accurately. Face to face conversations are also on the decline because people care too much about their social standing and would prefer to only talk to friends that can improve

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