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54.The Evils of Technology
Maria Gonzalez didn't like how technology was slowly
over everyone's life. She always took the bus
school. Whenever she got on the bus, she
notice that more than half of the people
staring down at their phones. Fewer people were
actual conversations with each other. She felt bad.
thought that this was the reason why people
trouble relating to people in the real world.
was living online now.
Maria had trouble making
friends because she hated being on social media
like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She rarely met
people. She tried going up to people on
bus and starting a conversation, but they always
at her weirdly. She felt like she was
outsider, and the only one that was not
in the Internet's web of lies.
Maria was walking in the park, she saw
girl walking through the park. The girl wore
long, colorful dress, and was always smiling. Maria
to talk to this girl. She walked up
the girl and said hello. At first the
was startled, because she didn't see Maria coming,
then she smiled and said, "Hello. Do we
each other?" Maria shook her head and said
. Maria asked her if she wanted to hang
and talk. The girl said sure. Maria and
girl talked for hours. They talked about everything:
, boys, family, food, and their shared distrust of
. Maria had done something she hadn't done since
was a young girl: she made a new
in the real world.