I recently opened up in a public space online in a really emotional way that I never have before - and started thinking about why it’s always been really hard for me to find spaces/communities that I trust enough to be be vulnerable in that way. This is a channel for contemplating this challenge. Please feel free to add thoughts or links :^)
"To find time, one has to first dismiss quantification. If you are looking through the Twitter feed relentlessly, then you may find that you have spent an inordinate amount of each day reading essentially nothing. The reinforcing of your beliefs and ideas on monetised social media do not add anything to experience.
I cannot spend my day updating social media accounts when I have a substantial amount of walking, meeting and discussing planned. Something has to be sacrificed. I sacrifice quantification."
~ Shane Finan (https://varc.org.uk/shane-finan-the-wood-wide-web/)
"Instead of inviting us to act, we spend most of our time keeping up-to-date, constantly in a state of mild-panic trying work through the backlog of Tweets missed over the past few days or updates ignored on your favorite social media platform (yes, the same one as everyone you know is on). Depleted and too wiped out to do anything else, we’re left contemplating in a near-comatose condition the now well-known feeling of the void. Emptiness amplified with nothing better to do."