Thursday, April 14, 2011

hyper-link me

We are in an age of hyper-connectivity. And yet, it is that hyper-link we all share that seems to be causing a deteriorating effect on our ability to align. Constant contact à la facebook, smart phone, dumb phone, twitter, is making me feel alone. Even though I don't have a facebook account. Even though I try my best to keep my phone hidden and in my bag or pocket when I'm in good company, I still feel the segregating effects of these communication systems. How can I be in so many places at once and remain myself? Maybe I'm just a head case (which I know very well that I am). But there's something to be said for the amount of "friends" I've lost in the transition to a facebook-free life. My closest comrades know where to find me and we are still in a great place. But all those pseudo friends have more or less disappeared into cyber space somewhere, along with the memories we've shared raging on dance floors and drinking PBR. And what other memories did I share with them? None that shook me to the core the way my dearest friends have. Nothing that inspires me to be the best version of myself.

That's all for now. Just a quick thought to disseminate.

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