After looking through my post and those of Yixin and Easter, I realised that mine appears to be rather lacking in personal views and input.
My writing style seems to be very formal and academic.
In such a medium(Blog), it is perhaps better suited to the usage of a more informal writing.
From their post, I’ve also come to see “Residents” differently.
Rather than saying they became how they are because they were ‘born’
(being exposed to technology and internet since their childhood) into it…
It would help to delve into their psyche and attempt to understand them.
I once commented to a classmate that she is spending too much time on her handphone and should interact with us who were next to her.
Well… guess what she said to me?
“It’s because you have no life.”
What a shocker!
Shouldn’t it be the other way around?!
But then it got me thinking. Really hard.
I was brought up in an era(1983 baby) where the usage of internet wasn’t as pervasive as it is now.
I grew up under the impression(…and rightly so, if i might add) that REAL human interaction is done face-to-face and not through an electronic device.
But my classmate? She doesn’t know better.
She(1994 baby) grew up in a time where the use of internet was already integrated into everyday life by the time she started making friends(around 6 years old?).
All she knows is that human interaction is done through a digital medium and social media.
Perhaps to her, she finds it more comfortable communicating without the stress of human interaction.
Intonation, emotion, body language etc could be stress factors for her and others similar.
Such could be the reason why the younger generation are predominately “Residents”.