Misery loves company. These days, misery seems to be a virtue. Anti-social media has become a contest of sorts to see who can share the most disturbing or controversial news. The more complaining about how terrible everything is, the more we can relate, and the more we show we care. For some, 2020 was an […]Continue reading "2020- A Very Good Year?"
The world is a busy place. Thanks to current technology, we have it all in the palm of our hand. I could wax on about the dangers of social media, but you’ve heard it all before. Even the call to shut out the noise is getting noisy. I’ll go ahead and date myself. I remember […]Continue reading "Don’t Let Life Distract You From Living"
They keep pulling me back in. Like crabs in a pot, all struggling to get on top, pulling each other down, making escape impossible. Well…improbable. We’re told that you can’t run away from problems. We’re told to work with what you’ve got. We’re told that avoidance is a dysfunction; a syndrome. I’m not going to […]Continue reading "Withdrawl"
*Bell Rings* Awareness is half the battle. I’m not a betting man, but I would be willing to wager real money (bitcoin) that you spend more time on social media than you think you do. These programs are designed to be addictive. You’ve probably heard all this before and think you’re already aware, but that’s […]Continue reading "Mind Control: Who’s in charge? You, or the marketers?"
I’ve tried to give up social media but like any good drug addict, I keep coming back. The most used social platforms are not the most popular by accident. They are carefully designed to get you addicted. They are specifically crafted to capture your attention without you realizing it. The way the feeds work and […]Continue reading "Consumer or Consumed?"