Is Social Media making us miserable?

Idle blogs of an idle fellow

Social media, as with having children, you have to ask, what the hell did we do before? Presumably we whittled sticks, recorded TOTP on video compilations and skipped through the long grass?

‘I’ve left Facebook’ is greeted initially with shock, laced with considerable disbelief. And that’s before you’ve even told anyone. Ironically it might be your most popular update, that you’ll never get to see. There’s a stubbornness to it; like leaving a great party early, albeit a party at which people are sharing photos of food, children and fierce political party allegiances. And clips of dogs falling off bar stools. It must be that which keeps us all there. The dogs I mean.

Social media is a strange place that demands revisiting like an itch that’s impossible to locate. We are certainly addicted. If someone was checking for their car keys with such frequency they’d be advised to seek…

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Addict

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Wanting, craving, lusting, needing
What? Something that makes me feel
Chasing the next high like a hamster on its wheel
Calm one minute, and the next panting

It’s a smoke, it’s a drink, it’s a fuck
Not that I’m trying to pass the buck
But
Chemical levels in my brain are way off
When I was assembled somebody was jerking off

I claim hedonism is where it’s at
Poor excuse for my lack of control
Let’s face it – because on the whole
I’m an addict, it’s as simple as that

*Repost from June 2015*

Image: mine

Addict

image

Wanting, craving, lusting, needing
What? Something that makes me feel
Chasing the next high like a hamster on its wheel
Calm one minute, and the next panting

It’s a smoke, it’s a drink, it’s a fuck
Not that I’m trying to pass the buck
But
Chemical levels in my brain are way off
When I was assembled somebody was jerking off

I claim hedonism is where it’s at
Poor excuse for my lack of control
Let’s face it – because on the whole
I’m an addict, it’s as simple as that

Simple Ode

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We could make such sweet music together: the music you’re making now may be good, it may be great even, but the music we would make would be exhilarating – it would unleash the forces of the cosmos. Atlas himself would be shaken to his core and the world would tremble – off the scale music, now wouldn’t that be something!