Social media is easy.

Real life is hard.

Hi there,

Someone said to me it takes courage and discipline to write. I neither have courage nor discipline, I’m just coping.

Below are five things I thought were worth sharing this week:

  1. Should you delete social media? That’s the wrong question.

    It’s easy to say ‘ugh, everyone is on social media and won’t talk to me’ than to text someone to hangout, then do everything it takes to make it happen.

    Think about it, everyone wants to be connected, so what’s the hold up?

    Effort.

    Who doesn’t want to connect deeply with people? Who doesn’t want to word-vomit on their friend about life’s problems? It’s, at very least, cheaper than therapy. But it takes effort; to pick up the phone, to pay enough attention, to handle the lulls in the conversation, to say goodbye.

    Real life is hard. Social media is easy.

  2. Someone awesome made a Digital Minimalism Reading List and shared it with me, and I’m sharing it with you. That someone is Darshan Kalola.

  3. Speaking of, How The Internet Encourages Quick Opinions is a 6-minute video by Darshan Kalola on, well, how the internet encourages us to form too many opinions too quickly and why that’s not a good thing. A question: what is the cost of having an opinion without a cost?

  4. A quote I want to share with you this week:

    Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
    — Steve Jobs.

    Amen, Amen, Amen.

  5. Speaking of Steve Jobs, Edward Snowden Condemns Apple’s Plan to Surveil iPhone Photos: ‘Turned a Trillion Dollars of Devices Into iNarcs’: “No matter how well-intentioned, Apple is rolling out mass surveillance to the entire world with this. Make no mistake: if they can scan for kiddie porn today, they can scan for anything tomorrow.”

    When a Black Mirror episode becomes reality. *BIG sigh.*

That’s all for this week!

Thank you for reading, and please share with anyone you think may benefit.

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Until next time,

Mehret

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