We are disconnected
by the very devices
that connect us!
BEhind the wHole (c) 2010
Yes, it’s true! As an avid participant in social media, I am swirling out of control trying to grasp why I am in it in the first place. What worked in the beginning has now become a steel ball pressing against my soul!
Everyday and every moment, I am bombarded by well meaning individuals sharing what’s right, and insistently, what’s wrong! And I have done my equal share of bombastic behaviour!
When I started, I wanted 3 specific things…
Oh, how I wanted it all…all was literally at my fingertips and wishing, if only my brain could keep up! I wanted to learn about art; about photography; about marketing; about wine; about writing…the list is endless! But most of all, I wanted to learn about people and about myself.
Undoubtedly the best part of my experience within social media is finding and recognizing a platform that enables all of us to help one another! Whether it be for personal causes, spreading the word about social good , giving added visibility to non-profits or giving voice to the homeless to name just a few. We all know the power, when used for finite good, is beyond compelling comprehension and fulfillment!
To Have Fun
Meeting people is fun! Period! Expressing our uniqueness in unison is suddenly possible! Even our differences can now foster enhancement rather than estrangement, but wishing we did this more. And who can’t live without the waterfall of quotes and funny random thoughts and even complaints? We have become one big family of brothers and sisters, sitting around the great living room, discussing & cussing…crying and laughing all at the same time! Yeah, it’s fun!
So why do I want to say goodbye? I don’t really know for one good reason right now, but I know I must! When I attend events and walk away not knowing why I was there in the first place and what the ultimate cause for good behind it is, then it is time to diverge…simply, the clamor is deafening!
So, damn you SOcial MEdia! Who are you anymore and where the hell are we going?
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And since I love music so much, this is the song I found to partner with this post…please enjoy! Thank you!