From time to time I get the feeling that the world is spinning too fast. Out of control and about to crash, overwhelming feelings of helplessness fill me. What are we doing? Why the rush to see our ends? Bitterness, selfishness, entitlement… The distance from human to human is growing and our connections are being cut while the elutions of connections are painted in virtual space.
Step back for a moment and see how alone you have become. Now pause, look around. This is your life. Smell the air while the clouds slowly drift by. You’re experiencing life. In this moment while your virtual mask is off new experiences are yours. Take them.
Living is not the picture created from a keyboard. Fractures of them and us and you are all anyone sees. It’s all getting lost in the cliff notes of life.
It’s almost too late.
There is something that is bothering me. Lazy emails! What are you allowing to happen here? Why are you not reacting to this ever spreading epidemic? You have all become slaves to your personal device and social network and your overwhelming believe and expectation that communication need to be quick is damaging the fabric of basic human interaction.
Email is not a text message. Your single word responses are not acceptable. I expect you to think before sending or responding to an email. Have you clearly expressed the point that you need to make? When responding have you answered all the questions? An email should not have to go back and forth 20 times to solve simple things and if additional information is required then you pick up a phone.
The bottom line is that shortcuts do not always save you time as repeating yourself will fill any void created.
Today is BS Friday. It’s caused by the overwhelming laziness that had to be endured over the past week.
If you have been lazy this week then go away. If not you will be allowed to continue.
As the end of the school year closes in and the classes wrap up their remaining events I feel that a public service announcement is long overdue. We all want to capture the memories of our children as they give their all while they sing together and while the band plays. Families gather into the auditorium to prepare for their children’s performance. The video cameras are recording and the cameras are clicking. Or a smart phone that can do both.
That brings me to my point. As fantastic as smart phones are they only real limitation is the owner. I am absolutely beside myself with what I saw this evening. Those of you that think the mini LED flash is going to carry light much further then 1 or 2 rows are sadly mistaken. While you continue to record video on your phone, that mini spotlight just makes you an inconsiderate jack ass. And to the women who was using you video chat to share tonight’s event. Part of me wants to give you some props. The other part of me wants slap the shit out of you because the person on the other end of your phone would not shut the hell up!
Do you remember America Online (AOL) in the early days when it was just AOL with a limited connection to the rest of the web? It offered games, chatting and a forum to congregate with your online friends. It was really a single point to communicate with others. But that was not enough was it? We wanted more of the internet and more websites. We did not want to be STUCK in a single system. AOL grew and gave us what we wanted and the World Wide Web was ours for the browsing. We were no longer confined to the chat rooms of AOL and we were free to explore. Today the AOL of the past is gone, a thing of the past in it oh so obsolete way.
So many great websites come and go; each day was a new web adventure. Wow the internet is big and only getting bigger. If only there was a place where we could go online and keep in touch with other, chat or start a group. a single place we could go to do it all…
Well played Facebook! The lemming are ready to receive you now.
So it’s been some time sense I’ve addressed you all but you need to understand that my time is valuable. You are indeed richer now if you are reading this. The feeling of warm joy floods you as you brows this site.
We need to talk! I have a very bad taste in my sole right now. A taste of filth and lies and politics. Yes, politics! It’s time ones again for you all to filter through the propaganda and smoke being blown. It’s not even a question of the truth any more, or what they will do for you. It’s selecting the lesser of the evils.
The Fact is that I do not take sides. One party is not better then another and one person is not entitled more then another. Life is not about political agenda and it’s not about the petty drama created by small minds.
I am truly beside myself. It seems pretty simple. Life is doing the right thing, being fair, help each other… If that’s too complicated then you do not deserve this world.
… So much bad in this world all because humanity was given an ego.
OK, so I know that I have let things slide a bit and I also know that my followers need salvation in the form of my rants.
If I told you that I was abducted by aliens would you believe me? Neither would I. But who’s to say that it did or did not happen, including myself. Assuming that with their vast knowledge and superior technology don’t they just have the ability to alter our memories or even our perception of reality. And if that’s the case how do we know that right now is not just another extra terrestrial educed dream. That computer you are reading this on, does not exist, the chair you are in is not really there.
Our own ignorance and fear of change, or something bigger, will always hold us back. Humanity’s inability to see past our own narrow visions will truly be our undoing. So now that we have an understanding let’s fix it. First you need to wake up. Now stop making excuses and take ownership of who you are. Go into the world with an open mind.
Now look behind you. That is all.