I’m glad I’m not a tween, living in a world of technology. The constant ability to share every moment with the world would be a horrible pressure to bear. You could never truly relax or trust anyone with photos, videos, texts, posts or anything else.

First up, I wouldn’t know where to start, I’d always lose my chargers, I’d break all the screens at once, not remember the passwords of all my devices and post hideous selfies accidentally (like those show my nostrils and my lazy eye). I can barely keep up with my phone and laptop at the moment!

I was discussing this topic with my friends, Mal and Galey, the other day. We are all over the age of 35, and we all have kids in our lives who are learning at a young age to live their lives with their phones in their hands. We all expressed our complete and utter joy that Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat and Twitter etc, didn’t exist when we were young. We were so happy to remember the days when our phones didn’t have cameras, or we didn’t even have a phone growing up. There was nothing to capture those embarrassing moments without us knowing. There wasn’t the technology to “stream” “post” or “go live”.

There were many moments in our tweens, that were better uncaptured and we all felt very lucky no one had put our photos or videos online. Those moments – good and bad – are for our memories and not a Google search.

Like the time, I go-karted in a dress at a party, down a hill, and landed with my dress over my head. The fact there are no images or video evidence of that event fills me with joy. It forever will just be a hideous memory for those involved. Galey told me about a time he was leaving a Footy game on the team bus, and they found they couldn’t leave due to a car blocking their way. So, after a couple of bevvies and a team meeting, it was decided that the list of 25 19-year-old men would jump o the bus, surround the car and lift it to another parking spot. Unfortunately, it was a loading zone and the owner of the vehicle probably got a ticket. That night will forever exist as a great story and not as a documentary online. Mal is simply happy that I don’t mention anything about the events he was involved in from the 1980s, for fear of prosecution.

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Moyra Major

Moyra Major  

Moyra has been a familiar voice on Gold Coast radio for over a decade. Throughout her career in radio she's had the pleasure of interviewing people from all over the globe and has even appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in LA. She loves speaking in public, whether it be through the radio or in front of an audience. But she wasn't always very good at it. Moyra finetuned the skill, starting her own business, Major Confident, in 2015 to those like her who struggled to face an audience // www.majorconfident.com