Stop. Letting. *IDIOTS*. Represent. You.

If you continue to let idiots, dregs of humanity, and lowlives speak for you, don’t complain when you get what you deserve because people believe you’re affiliated with them.

Here’s how the internet works… Some event occurs and 100 people post about the exact same thing, along with their two-cent-worth commentary about it.

Have you ever watched a football game IRL (in real life), with actual human beings that were in the same room you were in?

If not, skip to the next section. < *DING*>

If you have.. When a touchdown is scored, people simultaneously cheer or boo = react.

On the internet, when something occurs, people react to it after a) the event occurs, b) they find out about it, and c) they get a chance to upload their thought(s) to social media.

This means that you will have someone cheering for a touchdown that occurred on Sunday, but it will already be Tuesday.

Meanwhile, people cheered ALL OF SUNDAY and ALL OF MONDAY already. 😀

It’s only on rare occasions that any of these people are EXPERTS in what they’re talking about.

Most of the time, they’re just human beings with feelings and a smartphone.

What happens next is worse, though…

The comment section. Continue reading “Stop. Letting. *IDIOTS*. Represent. You.”

re: Authenticity

Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness are all lovely, so long as nothing important is at stake.

My excellent friend Dina Kaplan wrote an article entitled “Why I’m Over Authenticity: The Intersection of Honesty and Empathy”.

You would have to know more about Dina to appreciate the article the way I do, such as watching this presentation she gave:

Even without background information, the article by itself stands alone and most likely speaks for a lot of people who experienced the same types of things she did.

I’m now going to be as authentic as I can / want to be about some of the sections of her article.

[NOTE: This is my third version of this article, hahaha] Continue reading “re: Authenticity”

Consider Exiting Social Media [SMExit]

Consider that it might be a good idea for *YOU* to receive psychotherapy simply because you watched someone get perforated yesterday.

Social Media May Not Be For You

The events of the past couple of days have prompted me to suggest to you that perhaps you shouldn’t be involved with social media.. At All.. And maybe you’d be better off and happier in your own little world where you don’t know anything that goes on in the rest of the world.

I started thinking about this yesterday.

Yesterday, I accidentally watched a video of a man being murdered where you can see that he isn’t dead yet, but he will be soon, and his chest is gushing blood from where the bullets perforated his body.

In fact, I should say I accidentally watched *MOST* of that video because I stopped watching it after I realized the person had filmed everything perfectly and I had already seen more than I had intended to. Continue reading “Consider Exiting Social Media [SMExit]”