But your solitude will be a hold and home for you even amid very unfamiliar conditions and from there you will find all your ways.
∆ Rainer Maria Rilke, from ‘Letters to a Young Poet’, tr. M. D. Herter Norton
when you are grateful for who you are, it is easier to accept how others are and feel grateful for it too. when you nurture relationships with people who are GRATEFUL to be who they are and they OWN who they are, you unveil the lens of envy and jealousy and turn that gratitude inwards.
"Online life is all about maximizing the quantity of connections without much concern for their quality. On the internet, a meaningful relationship is one that might offer diversion or utility, not one in which you divulge secrets and offer support."
Ian Bogost, People Aren’t Meant to Talk This Much
"I’ve come to believe that, in the Internet age, the psychologically destabilizing experience of fame is coming for everyone. Everyone is losing their minds online because the combination of mass fame and mass surveillance increasingly channels our most basic impulses—toward loving and being loved, caring for and being cared for, getting the people we know to laugh at our jokes—into the project of impressing strangers, a project that cannot, by definition, sate our desires but feels close enough to real human connection that we cannot but pursue it in ever more compulsive ways."