I just recently went to the mall to accompany my family to buy some clothes and stuff. It’s been a long time since going to the mall, or any store has been an exciting time.
Granted it might be that I’m getting older, and more practical and pragmatic, when I was younger I used to go hang out at the mall all the time. Back then things were more promising, the future was bright and exciting.
And now we are in the future that we used to dream about. I’ve got more stuff than I ever thought I would, and that stuff is just amazing. I can watch movies, listen to music, read almost any book I want right on my computer tablet.
There is a sense of immediate gratification… well, let’s change that – it all is immediate gratification.
So, when I was walking around the mall there were fewer amazing things for sale. Maybe it’s because I’m jaded over technology… nothing seems to impress anymore, it’s like when a new whiz bang thing comes out (which in my opinion never really happens these days), I don’t look at it and say “Wow that’s really cool, how did they do that” – what I tend to do these days is “Gosh, they should have done this sooner, why have they been slow getting around to this?”
So, it’s either me, or the mall has really become boring? Is it because I have more responsibilities now? Or is it because I have about the same amount of spending money that I did when I was 16 or 17 (but I make much more money, it’s all ear-tagged though)?
I’m not quite sure, but maybe one day I’ll have an epiphany…