Saturday, December 6, 2014

Riddle Me This

Recent input (from me) on a social network:

What fascinates me about social media is the psychological aspect.

What is/are the reason(s) behind the loneliness ... the histrionics ... the sad, almost desperate need for attention? The delusional hope -- or worse, the belief -- that every thought or "tweet" we make is somehow necessary/interesting?

That we have, and are supposed to have, "fans" - literal strangers, for whom we preen and pout and smile in "selfies" ... so that we might be "liked".

When did we become so sick?  What void does social media fill?

Were lives of people always so empty ... lacking as well in the not so distant past, the milennial capacity we now have to "share"?

Or do we exist today in a permanent, new "normal" state of mental illness?

link to "Batshit in America" by Jeff Glovsky
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