All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 1)

All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 1)

All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 1)

There lived a man named man, he was lost in the valley of decision. To his amazement, he found a river flowing with gadgets of different kinds.

He wanted one, but which? he had no clue. So he reached out to a friend named Google, who gave him the descriptions of each gadget and asked him to choose.

A choice he did pick, but with time, it went old school and more new schools kept evolving. Man dug the ground to get gold, so as to keep up with the status quo.

Round and round he went digging up the relevant places but ended up with irrelevant basics. The more he got, the more he spent– he never had enough till he went to his grave.

The sad part of it all: he never truly lived because all he did was for the ‘gram.

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Moral of the story:

If you don’t own an iPhone 11 or an iPhone 11 Pro, you won’t die. There are better inventions coming and you can’t keep chasing gadgets for the rest of your life just because you want to live for social media. If you’re purchasing it because it is needful, good and fine. But if for the gram, then that’s sad. Get a grip! There are better things to do with your resources.

About All That Glitters:

All That Glitters is a series that talks about how things aren’t really what they seem. This series will look at life from every aspect. In this segment, gadgets are the primary focus.

Another thing to note is writing style may differ from time to time as it may be in the form of a story, a poem, prose poetry and so on. Readers are free to make suggestions and contributions. You can share your thoughts in the comment section below, send me an email, or contact me on social media.

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Viano Dee

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that’s true and a very important message that (young) people need to learn.

I hope Man will find this out before it is too late.


I like the way you think. You give some really great perspective. Keep inspiring.


Not a gadget person but I agree especially the last parts of this post. Hehe.. Priority over trend


I had a recent conversation on this recently, it is society an marketing that make you want these things, but you don’t need them.

Melanie williams

I totally agree with you, not having a particular phone model is deffo not the end of the world x

Elena Toma

I agree with you, we buy a lot of thing we don’t really need.

Katherine Gamble

I like how this series sounds and admire things that challenges the way we are all so conditioned to think. Materialism is not the solution! Great post!

Maysz Adrias

Love this series people nowadays they living in material instead to save their money for their future I don’t admire people who love material things!


I really liked this short story (or prose poetry? I’m no expert on the matter sorry), it’s very relatable and thought-provoking. I don’t chase new gadgets and try to value more memories, people and experiences in my life, but I know there are a lot of people that are kind of obsessed with always having the latest new and shiny thing.

Yomi Spontaneous

Oh…this really relates with what is happening right now: people are really splurging and getting all manner of things just for the gram when that same things costs them a comfortable happy life. I wish everyone could be comfortable with what they can have.

Khushboo W

I liked the post. Ita lovely to read your post every time.

Yomi Spontaneous

LOL I found this amusing but so true, I think we all fall into this category more than we like to admit.

Michele Dennis

This was spot on and completely inline with the way I think about the latest and greatest gadgets that flood our markets. I am a, replace it when it can no longer be fixed kind of person.


This is a great post! Keep up your amazing writing. We all are somewhat in that place!

Tochukwu Precious Eze

Wow wonderfully written. This is the truth that we see in our every day life. I don’t understand the craze to get the latest gadgets every regular interval. Most of us end up running after things and realizing one day that we forget to live all these years.


Sounds like such an interesting series. It is a good reminder that things aren’t always as they seem! Especially in this age of social media, it is good to keep in mind.


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blair villanueva

In my blogging career and social media, I always make sure I truly enjoy first and not doing it just for the gram. When I genuinely happy, then I’ll share it.


This is a glaring truth which a lot of teens and some adults don’t understand. Fashion and trends of gadgets and other devices will always change. It’s better to focus on things that are more important in life. Great article


Love this series and I totally agree with you. I am not a person who buys the latest gadget. I personally believe that there are a lot of better things to do with resources. We can make smarter choices and choose to spend our money on better investments. Something that do not depreciate that easily. 

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