Her Majesty the LIKE

What is the point of giving and receiving all these “likes”? Do they feed you? Do they help you evolve?…Really, what insidious need for nothingness makes you settle for such inane a feed-back?

Are we so poverty-stricken that we have become such lamentable beggars for some futile attention?

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

2 Responses to Her Majesty the LIKE

  1. TBS says:

    Maybe it’s the imp in me…but I just HAD to hit the ‘like’ on this one. =)

    From your dialogue with Jane: “Do these “likes” feed me? Shall we have some “likes” for dinner tonight, maybe…? And for desert some sweet emoticons on a bed of polite indifference.”

    Such is the world of the virtually connected, virtually ‘in touch’.

    You hit the nail on the head with this analogy-proposition. For the most part the people of ‘developed nations’ have no concern in hunting, foraging, or reaping their next meal. THAT biological imperative, and the energy that used to go into it, has been transferred to the ‘virtual struggle’.

    From Edward Bernays to Mark Zuckerberg (and Winfrey, Gates, Jobs, Disney, Edison, et al)…the blink of an eye…but such pervasive change. Purchasing products and using services — driven only by a compulsion to fulfill our desires…use and buying decisions based purely in emotion with little-to-no regard for rationality — or reality…this is just what happens when the changes in circumstance outpace an organisms ability to adapt.

    Virtual = kind of, but not actually

    Not that it matters, but I always read you. =)

  2. julienmatei says:

    Once one no longer is connected but loses touch of the real, – to the natural immediacy of life – not only that one becomes estranged to the natural course of living, but one begins to vehemently fear, suppress, and, much worse, reject whatever entails to be human: urges, real needs, emotions, indeed, regular stuff which makes us human.

    To be HUMAN today, to express yourself as such, as become an almost unreachable task. A luxury of sorts. You are being therefore constantly misunderstood and punished. Repudiated and in due time, excluded. I for one, feel like a disappearing species.

    It is a highly irrational – not to say insane – and, from a basic outlook, a thoroughly misadapted age. It´s kind of “I suppress everything in me, therefore I am”…

    The baffling paradox is that on one hand, people have become utterly greedy and miserable, and on the other hand they settle for insidiously vapid and simplistic stuff with no significance whatsoever.

    Humans of today are irrevocably caught in a bad dream, but at the same time, despite sensing and knowing this, they´d do anything to defend this idiotic scenario.

    So “virtual” is actually a synonym for escaping one´s human predicament.

    And for the record, it really matters that you heed these reflections of mine.

    Hugs for now 😉

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