We like to drive fast and watch screens.we rarely talk anymore and media as well as history is often changed up.
I think you are right.
Like it said in yesterday’s prompt we are really fast paced and so are they. They don’t have as much patience and I feel like we don’t have as much patience as we used to.
Being patient is so hard.
Yeah sounds about right.
I agree that we don’t have patience anymore.
An authoritarian society is one in which individuality is highly discouraged, maybe even illegal, and free thought is a big no-no! Everybody has to comply to a very strict set of laws. One might argue that the introduction of the internet and social media has allowed people to forego genuine human relationships in favor of cyber ones. But, of course, this hasn't happened to the extent portrayed in the book. Yet. People haven't totally lost the ability or will to connect to one another in person.
I agree that we could easily head in the direction that is “Fahrenheit 451”.
Lots of people now are socially awkward and they don’t know how to connect with other people.
I do agree with this
We are already turning into the book
Very good points. That was well said.
I feel like the connection between the book and our current society is that everyone doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings and everyone is becoming so soft. Also I feel like some schools are trying to dumb down the smart people to the dumber peoples level.
Yes Liza your so right
I like this entry. “Soft” is so true.
You hit the nail on the head.
That we like to look at screens almost all day and we also drive pretty fast.
Yeah that’s true.
I agree that we’re always looking at screens.
Oh yea I didn’t think about it.
One thing that is similar to our current time and in the book is that we have a very fast life now. Not as fast as the book but a quicker Pace than we used to be.
Love the pun.
One similarity is that, instead of having interactions with real people, many of us watch movies, play video games, or listen to music, just like the characters in “Fahrenheit 451”. Our pace of life is also very fast.
That is similar to what i thought.
Yea very true there are a lot of screens in the book.
The society in Fahrenheit 451 has raised income, as does our current society. The income in the book wasn’t as high as ours is now, but $6,000 or so is much higher than the yearly income when the book was written.
We do have a lot of income.
I didn’t think of that insight. Very creative
A connection we have with the book is that we love looking at screens. We love looking at our phones and watching tv. Another connection is that we are constantly getting faster, with our cars and with just daily productivity in general.
I like your ideas.
I also like my ideas.
Some of the ways we are similar is that we both use screens in our everyday lives, I also though it was interesting that we both had some what of a version of air pods which back then was a far fetched idea. We also drive a lot faster and most people live a fast paced life.
This is a great point.
People don’t like to talk about their feelings. The society is very industrialized and everything is about business, money, and achievements. Nothing is based around family and socializing. They don’t have empathy anymore because they are so focused on work.
That makes sense.
I agree especially with the statement about family. Today it seems like everything comes before family
They talk about books being made into digest versions and info being lost. They also talk about like speeding up like how it is today. Those are the similarities between today’s society and the book.
One idea in the book and in our society is the principle “everybody wins”. In the book, Beatty said that everyone just wanted to be happy, so their solution was to remove everything unhappy. Now nobody loses. They even got rid of funerals, because they were so sad. But by removing unhappiness, you also remove happiness. You can’t experience joy if you haven’t experienced pain. That’s why everyone in the book is so dull. They don’t have real emotions!!
That would be an interesting life.
I agree with this very much. You are wise Janessa
We are surrounded by screens. We are hardly interacting with actual people anymore.
I think the biggest correspondence between the book and our society is the fast pace at which people live, not that our billboards have been extended but we tend to rush through most things. We’ve also become very attached to our electronic devices and feel a need to be on them all the time, this can result in ignoring those around us that are probably more important. Mildred feels a constant need to be in the parlor from the most of her day and brushing off everything that Guy says. This, in my opinion, is not a healthy life style.
Well, billboards have kind of been extended. We see ads everywhere now.
It’s really interesting what socially deprived animals and even humans do when they are introduced into a social life. And yet we are doing that to our own lives when we pay attention to our devices and not the people that are more important
People don’t talk as much in Fahrenheit, they are too caught up in their screens. Today we still communicate but it’s mostly over a screen, which is kind of a shame.
It is a shame.
Yah I think that sometimes we get too obsessed with our technology
In this society today we are fast paced and busy. The people in Fahrenheit 451 are also fast paced. One thing our society does is socialize with others and be he people in Fahrenheit 451 don’t do that much. The society we live in today is beginning to value books less and technology more like the society in Fahrenheit 451.
I think so too.
One connection between the society of Fahrenheit 451 and our society now is that we both have a faster pace of life. Another connection I would say is that maybe we still read but it isn’t as common. One last thing I would say is that we are on our phones (screens) all the time like Mildred is in Fahrenheit 451.
On connection to Faharenheit 451 is that there are screens everywhere and instead of reading a book or talking they would rather look at a screen. This happens in our daily lives we have screens everywhere from phones to TVs. We are not interacting as much with each other.
The feeling is mutual
Just like the book there society is so fast paced and we have been increasing to this speed we are already very fast paced. We have moved to technology for lots of communication just like the book, it is addicting to them and us. We are very impatient so aren’t they.
One connection that I make was how important object are. In our world today everything depends on how much stuff you have, if you have the most up to date technology, if your wearing all name brand clothes, and if you have a big house. I think this is like the book because all Mildred wants is another tv wall and she won’t be happy until she has one.
That is a very sad but true realization that put objects higher than people.
Our society seems more fast paced compared to their society that they seem like they don’t like to wait around.
The lack of communication that happens between people today. Screens are a big reason why no one talks face to face anymore.
In the book, they are surrounded by screens, that have non- substantial content. I feel like we are surrounded by phone screens and tv where we waste our time watching things. They also have seashells that are very similar to Bluetooth earbuds
Amen to that.
One thing that frustrates me in my life and my interactions with others is the very short attention span. This is displayed in the book with Mildred and how she just mindlessly watches and listens to the programming. Titles have been designed to catch attention and interest but, more importantly, thought which the brain likes. However I feel that our brains learn to enjoy the title more then the content (possibly because of the average content we receive is a lot less... good then it used to be) so as a result we go from title to title and throw out our thought process as soon as another, more interesting one comes a long. I think this eventually works into our daily lives
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