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  • Originally Written: 24-Jul-2020

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Inspiration: Emails from Wordpress telling me I need to optimize my content.


No. I optimize for no one but myself. Thank you. I will open a window to get a breeze in here, but I’m not moving even if you ask me to.


If there’s one lesson we can take away from an afternoon spent casually looking at one’s social media feed it is that I am clearly an incompetent, mirthless, wretch of a being just because I chose not to self-actualize myself in all of the amazing ways that are being thrown in front of me.


You ever start a day motivated, look at your feed and suddenly feel ill? Me too.


Fuck them too.


Why do we do it to ourselves? What’s the point? I don’t understand the point in engaging with social media when every time I come to express myself how I want to, that I must paint in the forms of TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook Live. Look at me!


That’s all we’re ever trying to do is have people look at us for what we have and what we have to offer, but what we fail to show ourselves and each other frankly is the very love and compassion that we want ourselves.


We deny it from each other as we castigate one another online. We complain about each other instead of being real human beings and offering each other feedback and advice that could actually help them. Instead we make social media out to be this stupid game, a competition. Life becomes more about entertaining what feathers one has than about actually living it.


The meaning for life suddenly becomes entwined with the approval and satisfaction of others.


I’m not saying this is innovative, ground breaking, or front-page worthy, but is there room to creatively self-express online using a venue that houses most of my known acquaintances in life that allows me to feel like I am the fucking unique, amazing being I am while also being able to connect with others over shared ideas without it becoming a pissing contest, political dispute, or some other manifestation of the ego that I failed to include here.


If I have been any testament to it, it is that you can be a mess and amazing at the same time. I don’t think I would have gotten nearly as far in life if I hadn’t. Regardless. My point I’m trying to make here is that you can frankly do whatever the hell you want.


In this day and age, you just need content to upload.


*picks up phone*


???


Profit!


So what is stopping you from truly going out there and accomplishing what you want for yourself? What excuses are you still spouting that hold you back? In the age of information, anyone can talk a game, playing it is a different story. The reality is there are no real winners in life and if you’re acting for a moment like you’re the one on top then you’re literally playing the fool to your next demise.


Life is about elevating one another.


Life is something unique we all get to have.


What you do with it, that is the art of being you.