Showing posts from February, 2021

Unfollow, Mute, Uninstall

Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash Twitter = Set 45 min timer Facebook = Mute Podcast #1 = Unfollow Instagram = Uninstall Podcast #2 = Unfollow This is what I found myself doing the other day when I realized my mental, emotional and spiritual states were not right. I was increasingly feeling angry and annoyed for no reason, apathetic, cynical, pessimistic, burdened. I didn’t do it because I think that my account, or these apps and podcasts, are bad in and of themselves. I did it because I realized that in today’s world, particularly online, it seems we no longer have agency. To be clear, I don’t think that is actually the case, I think it only appears to be so - though it sure seems very real. And, in a world where appearance is mistaken for reality, many of us have been living enslaved to the binary codes that make up the online sphere we so desperately want to belong to. I’ve yet to hear one person who feels 100% okay with spending hours on end scrolling. Who is 100% unaffected by