When I was growing up, superficial wasn’t in our vocabulary, because we had a different outlook on family, on friends and because we conducted our lives differently.
We grew up with a completely different attitude towards people and society. Unfortunately, with superficial anything on the surface is quicker and simpler and less complicated, but in other ways superficial is less satisfying and provides us with no emotional fulfilment.
We seem to care less about each other and care more about ourselves. We lightly regard matters that we should give more significance to and put too much emphasis on the things we should lightly regard, like materialistic things.
Relationships take time, effort and understanding, but we don’t give ourselves the time, let alone the effort to nurture lasting relationships. Instead surface relationships become the result of our shallow lives.
No one talks about what matters anymore and as we continue to live our lives without those deep and meaningful conversations, there will be very little in the way of meaningful relationships.
For some of us it looks like superficial is here to stay.