Bunch of Twits
June 16, 2010 13 Comments
Oscar Wilde said: Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
This couldn’t be any more true than what I experienced this past weekend.
I gave up on Twitter and Empire Avenue.
I gave into it’s superficiality and idiocy of the whole being a ‘social butterfly‘ (or as I called it ‘social whore’) as though that title has any real value in life.
That is until I woke up.
Thank goodness I did.
Because while ‘social‘ (using the term lightly) networking is to bring people of similar interests together while stroking egos and living in one giant egotistical bubble – it has nothing to do with bringing people together who share similar core values.
And THOSE are the people I want in my life.
Interest fades with people and time.
Core values remain unscathed, untouched and continuously solidified with time.
Sadly, it’s become such a staple in modern society that people forget how to interact with REAL people, who lead REAL lives.
Those who hide behind their computer screens rather than living a real life – well, I really don’t want any part in it.
It’s all fake anyways… as are most of the people twittering, twirling and fluttering about in it.
Sad, because it had such potential.
Its a thief of time and emotion… wasted away on virtual strangers who truly, as much as they say they do – have no real investment in you or your well-being. It’s all too opportunistic for my liking.
I prefer living in the REAL world anyhow… !
There is nothing ‘social’ about it – rather it was much more anti-social than I anticipated.
Another lesson learned. Ungracefully.
Oh well. Shit happens!
This cartoon pretty much sums it all up.
I’d rather live my life in the most beautiful way possible rather than stealing precious time spent on a computer… doing what is now, so ‘common‘… leaving no REAL mark on the world…