On Social and the Media

Posted by on March 12, 2013 in My Lookie Life | 0 comments

Don't be afraid to fully live your one life and be your true self. It is the key to happiness and a life well lived.

Don’t be afraid to fully live your one life and be your true self. It is the key to happiness and a life well lived.

I’ve all but stopped posting anything personal on Facebook, aka, the BIG Homogenizer.

We are becoming pasteurized and homogenized at lightening speed. Before the internet we had PRIVACY. Now our every thought, image and action is You Tubed Twittered and FB’s to the point we could be running naked down 5th Avenue at noon and we would be less exposed to the world.
And vulnerable…..job, school, family, friends; nothing is sacred and no one is spared. In fact I think the distance and anonymity of the whole platform removes us just one step further away from real human interaction and just far enough to allow some of us to vent our unhappiness and frustrations pretty randomly and with total disregard to others. People are lashing out in ways we never would dare to a person in flesh in blood…except maybe on Jerry Springer or unless your packing a gun in an elementary school (or post office or court house…but that’s a different discussion).

And true not everybody likes your successes. They can’t have what you have (money, hot boyfriend, skinny butt, etc…) so they want you to have what they do…(stress, no BF hot or otherwise and a food addiction causing obesity…). They are burning up with envy and now there is an anonymous and impersonal way to let you know just how they feel. Trolls. People are frustrated with the drivel of their lives but instead of changing themselves, they blast anyone who dares live otherwise. Status quo is so familiar; it’s easier to stay the same and tear others down instead. Fear of change is great.

Soon we will all be vanilla flavored. Except for the man who had sex with a horse and died from it. Can you believe that story was the blog entry on Word Press that had the most activity. Ever? Is this is what people are curious about as long as they have anonymity?

We filter ourselves on social media to please or provoke, to hide this aspect of ourselves from some, show more than we normally would to others…have ‘friends’ we don’t even know and unfriend ex-lovers and current girls friends for faux pas both real and imagined. We rant about subjects we normally would care nothing about, embody causes we normally wouldn’t notice and expose ourselves way too much on all fronts (google yourself lately?). End result that I see more and more is that we are slowly becoming less and less of our real true selves.

What to do? Who knows, these are just observations and random thoughts.
That is how this blog rolls…..And so I grab my Lookie Lous reading glasses hairband and a good book and I disconnect from the connection online. I make the effort to call and talk or see someone in person. There is nothing like he human connection.

-Kristie Layne

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