Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. -Arthur Conan Doyle
wherever I roam and look : the worst in people manifests in these digital ecosystems we inhabit. people were consumed with this simple hamster wheel mental model :
person x wants attention
from a person who wants more attention
from more persons wanting more attention
everyone wondering why nobodies noticing them, validating, recognizing them. we’ve all become invisible to each other. Nicely put : narcissists looking for attention from other ones.
people trying to attain a form of relevancy by testing, trying all kinds of kookie shit. even self humiliation if need be.
all for a cheap laugh, a like, a follower, a comment, a reaction, a share, a this or that.
the more inured we become the more lost and disillusioned, estranged from reality.
you see, during the web 1.0 era we all got the human need to be read, noticed, understood, just idiosyncracies of ordinary mortals. these transferred over to anti-soc media reality shows that are rife with information obesity and self induced narcissism.
emotional idolatry that sucks people in, designed to perhaps with insidious engineering and design methodologies. The base human capability to focus and work seems to be very extinct. The only existent focus capability seemed to be self absorption. We cannot pry ourselves away from our banal existence and wonder why it is we’re bored, despite all of this simulated life we’ve been told is life, when it’s non-life.
Once, humans could rightly identify and agree that this was bad. That rotting on the internet wasn’t exactly healthy or rational. People right now knew damned well that it causes more strife, grief, anxiety, social media comparisons, envy, hate, fear, lust, lying than anything. Of course it will psychologically shape us, mold us into ways perhaps we’re not meant to be. Yes, there is some good aspects. Yet do we as people have the necessary tools and wherewithal to dwell online and not be contributors to the toxic dump it’s become ? To not be hopelessly lost in perfect strangers lives ?
We need to all unplug, to digitally detox and fast from this rampant, constant heady stream of 24⁄7 negativity less it maligns us worse than when we all arrived here. Michaelangelo’s, Beethoven, Mozart, Da’Vinci wouldn’t have achieved the extraordinary without discipline and restraint.