“How wonderful is it to know that we will never have everything together. One moment we have it "together," the next we don't, and that is just the nature of human life. All we can do is keep opening our hearts; this way, we can handle anything life throws at us with a smile.”
— Sah D'Simone
Eine Frage an Dich als Mensch.
Wo bleibt eigentlich die Melancholie, die wir spüren, wenn wir denken, dass etwas früher schön war, aber wir, weil wir jünger waren, sie nicht als Melancholie spürten, sondern als aktuelle Freude oder manchmal noch nicht mal das, sondern als einfach gottgegebene Freude, also wo bleibt dieser Haufen an Melancholie, der muss doch inzwischen ein so hoher Berg sein, dass er uns im Weg steht und uns den Blick versperrt auf den nächsten Hügel Schwermut oder ist es vielleicht so, dass wir die von Nachdenklichkeit geprägte Gemütsstimmung und das nennen wir ja Melancholie inzwischen eine Art Podest ist, von dem wir noch besser, noch schöner, noch tiefer diese neue Melancholie betrachten und vielleicht auch mögen können, ist es, ist es nicht?
for those of us who understand that life is absolutely meaningless, the only gauge of how much meaning anything holds, is how frequently you are compelled to point your phone at something, and take a picture. these are all photos from my phone.
Here are some ways in which people unconsciously try to emphasize their form-identity. If you are alert enough, you may be able to detect some unconscious patterns within yourself: demanding recognition for something you did and getting angry or upset if you don't get it; trying to get attention by talking about your problems, the story of your illnesses, or making a scene; giving your opinion when nobody has asked for it and it makes no difference to the situation; being more concerned with how the other person sees you than with the other person, which is to say, using other people for egoic reflection or as ego enhancers; trying to make an impression on others through possessions, knowledge, good looks, status, physical strength, and so on; bringing about temporary ego inflation through angry reaction against something or someone; taking things personally, feeling offended; making yourself right and others wrong through futile mental or verbal complaining; wanting to be seen, or to appear important. Once you have detected such a pattern within yourself, I suggest you conduct an experiment. Find out what it feels like and what happens if you let go of that pattern. Just drop it and see what happens. De-emphasizing who you are on the level of form is another way of generating consciousness. Discover the enormous power that flows through you into the world when you stop emphasizing your form identity."
Deleting your social media can feel like erasing a part of your identity, I get that, but I promise you that there is life afterwards. It changes things, for sure, but what’s almost more striking is how much stays the same. Contrary to popular belief, you do not begin to fade into oblivion Marty McFly-style as soon as you delete your social media. Your family and friends will still care about you, you’ll still be just as much a part of the world (if not more so), and you’ll be totally amazed at what you can get done when you’re forced to focus your attention on literally anything else. So just fucking do it. Download your file/archive from each platform (it’s easy, look it up), delete your social media accounts, and go make something cool. You can always go back, so really, what do you have to lose?