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Ah the #FaceApp conundrum. It's got folks in a bit of a tizzy now, hasn't it?
You know who probably is least affected? Us old folks.
Speaking for the "slightly beyond middle aged" set, there are three main reasons many of us may not have downloaded that age filtering app.
Reason #1: We're old and slow. We simply didn't get around to it yet and once we did, we saw all the hubbub of concern and thought twice for once.
Reason #2: We're not in any hurry to add more wrinkles and age spots to our faces; they're appearing fast enough, thank you very much.
Reason #3: We're pretty sure between the mirror and our parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles, etc. we've got a good idea of what OLD AGE looks like...and frankly. we'll just be darned glad to get there, Capisce?
Now, the elder statesmen and women a generation or more older than we, well, they simply don't engage in such nonsense. And even if they did, this wouldn't be something that either interests or entertains them. By this point in life, their brains are simply wiser and sharper than those (possibly sinister) forces unleashing the #FaceApp onto humanity.
And here's one totally unrelated Cybersecurity argument for NOT downloading #FaceApp: nothing is ever a surprise these days.
From learning your unborn baby's gender to skipping the actual cooking part of pot-roast taking an hours-long oven hibernation to no longer having to listenfor the final "perk" in the peculator (indicating the coffee was completely brewed) to rejecting the notion of toughing it out through an entire film or novel to discover how it ends. We are simply unwilling to tolerate waiting for these things (and so many more) today.
Heck, even hanging out for the five-minutes it took a Polaroid to develop from start to finish would not necessarily hold the attention of the average homosapien in 2019.
No, today, we have reveal parties BEFORE our children's births (having interrogated our OB/GYN's) ... we cram huge meat slabs (and whatever else we can fit) into Insta-pots and get meals (that took our poor mothers a week to plan and create!) back in like, eight minutes ... we brew K-Cups in seconds ... we troll the Internet to find out the end of a book, a movie, a TV series ... or a celebrity marriage. You get the gist. WE NEED IT & NOW!
Gosh, we all went and got ourselves into a big old hurry (as "Brooks" from "Shawshank Redemption" would say) sometime over the course of the past millennium or so, didn't we? Sigh.
Let's all slow down. Enjoy the scenery a bit. I'm all for technology and, in the interest of full disclosure, couldn't function without K-Cups.
But the point is, the ride will be over far too soon, anyway; get your admission's worth...and be grateful for every stop along the journey, you dig?
#SlowDown #BePatient #BeThankful #Pray #Peace