Reclusive souls– by Simionov Andra, Colegiul Dobrogean Tulcea
False independence is the main principle that defines the life of an ordinary person. Even thought a human being has his access to thinking and behaving, rarely, if ever has somebody taken any advantage of this priceless thing. Naturally belonging to the addictions developed since the day we saw the first sunray, we must accept our destiny-the constant melee against time and a vile cyber-creature-the Internet.
Born from an audacious plan-to bring up-to-date information straight on your desktop, the Internet compels us to witness an esoteric phenomenon: the large number of networking sites, aimed at espousing worthy causes, such as encouraging teenagers to attend cultural events, by sharing impressions and photos, or simply offering them the chance to meet new persons.
Initially designed as mirrors capable to depict our souls and thoughts in order to overcome shyness and isolation, networking sites will soon transform into mischievous machineries which will create clones of people’s personalities, modeled by spontaneous answers to some tricky questions. For instance, you can learn what celebrity you have been in a past life, you are given every day fortune cookies that master your luck, and, last but not least, no matter how odd it may seem, you are even announced when and how you will die. Well, now everyone can fancy another aspect that looms threateningly above our society: people will be satisfied to have a perfect life, as the photos will replace eye contact and moreover, the character will remain only a mundane side, so that offering a plethora of excuses to our reason when trying to get rid of the reproaches will become a necessity on a day to day basis.
Notwithstanding the facts mentioned, people remain unmoved by mounting criticism of the evil influence that abolish our deepest feelings and continue to use Internet as a source of gathering information and not only, claiming that if we bear in mind that on this unstable field our words can come back to haunt us as they never forget anything, sites like Facebook and Myspace are to become a method of overcoming the communication barriers, having words as portraits and trust as guide.
Described in this manner, networking sites outshine the face-to-face contact, making it completely obsolete…but is this what we really yearn for?
Acest eseu este castigatorului unui bonus special in cadrul 2010 Shakespeare School Essay Competition, grupa de varsta 15-19 ani, avand ca tema “Discuss the role and future of social networking sites hi5 and Facebook“. Premiul a constat intr-un discount de 10% la orice curs intensiv de vara de limba engleza la Shakespeare School, precum si in carti si alte cadouri de la Diverta si Fischer International. Dorim sa o felicitam pe Andra pentru faptul ca s-a evidentiat din peste 3100 de eseuri trimise la concursul national de creatie in limba engleza organizat de Shakespeare School si ii uram mult succes in continuare!