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What I miss most about not having social media
I want to enjoy nature, overpriced meals, and the College Dropout without thinking about posting it on Instagram. *cries in first-world problems*
Five things to share:
I quit social media for three years. A year or so into it, I was doing things and not thinking about sharing about said things online; it was amazing. That's what I miss most about not having social media.
I quit reading The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray. The book is about how modern attitudes regarding race, gender, identity have been distorted by a sense of victimhood and political correctness. While the premise of the book was really captivating, a few pages in I was left longing for stronger arguments and better examples. Have you read it? Am I giving up too soon?
Although fifteen-second videos are the worst thing that happened to our brain, and attention span, I treated myself this week and enjoyed Try Not to Laugh Compilations on YouTube and laughed until my stomach hurt. There were some legit tears. It’s not all so bad, I guess.
A quote I want to share with you this week:
Look at your phone as tool not an obligation. Would you walk around with a hammer in your pocket? You would pick a hammer when you needed it you would never be addicted or obligated to it. Use your phone like a hammer, only pick it up when you need it.
— Kanye West
Yeezy taught me well.
One of the best articles I have read in a long while: The Myth of Convenience by L.M. Sacasas. This needs to be read as a whole, no summary. I’m excited to divulge more into Sacasa’s writing. Huge thanks to David Marshalls for sending it my way.
That’s all for this week!
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