Trying to catch the deluge in a paper cup…

March 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm 6 comments

I am greatly disgusted and overwhelmed by…

1. the occasional social isolation you receive because of, ironically, social networking sites.

2. how hypocrisy has become the order of the day.

3. all the supposed flattery and buttering up people throw at your feet for their own self-centered benefit.

4. how annoyingly phony everything has become.

5. how interactions have become so impersonal.

6. how social networking has eaten away the time of the day previously alloted for a quiet alone-time with a book or a loved-one.

7. how social networking robs people of their own peace of mind.

8. how the whole universe seem to impose itself on you and you’re expected to take it all in.

9. how social networking is causing people to succumb to vulnerability.

10. how face-to-face interactions and socializing are now being rapidly replaced by virtual relationships.

Hell, I’m running away. I don’t want to be a part of it all. At least not today.

♥ ♥ ♥

Listening to No Surprises by Radiohead ♫ ♪ ♫

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Robbie  |  March 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Wow louella congrats.
    You were able to break free from Facebook. And though i agree with everything that you enumerated above, Facebook still owns a part of me.

    Hope to break free soon,
    Robbie

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  • 3. lifehappensdude  |  March 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Same here, Robeh!

    Me and my on and off love affair with Facebook.

    BTW, Clash of the Titans in 3D 😀

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  • 4. Manonica  |  April 3, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I LOVE THIS. So true. Oh, the hypocrisy. Facebook can be so damn exhausting sometimes. Woe to go, people.

    Reply
  • 5. derek  |  April 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Facebook is just distracting. David Halberstam’s argument in his book The Fifties, contends that suburban communities were making social interactions less common, e.g, riding in your car in your long commute to work isolated you more than say a commute to work on foot or in public transportation. I think facebook is the suburbia of the internet, creating an illusion of community. Look at me I have 983 friends!

    On another note, that radiohead song has stuck with me from the movie L’auberge espanol (sp?) not everyone likes the movie but i think it’s worth checking out. peace

    D

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    • 6. lifehappensdude  |  April 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

      Hey Derek, has Harvard gotten the best of you? You still owe me some mail 🙂

      Where do I bag a copy of L’auberge Espanol?

      Reply

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