bill_schubert

Ahead of my time

I just saw this in the Axios stream in a list of things to do to mitigate the pandemic and its affect:

Take a not-sharing-is-caring pledge on social media and in conversation. Don't share stories, memes, random B.S. about the virus unless you can authenticate it. We can all agree misinformation is bad.

I'm apparently ahead of my time having dumped FB for all but business interaction 10 years ago and only lurking on Twitter until I entirely dumped it to enhance my emotional stability six months ago.

Granted I'm an introverted misanthropic curmudgeon (can I have my own abbreviation: IMC?) having gotten old enough that my attitude is expected.  It is easier for me to withdraw from what passes for social engagement online and I realize that it is not so easy for others.  

As much as I love the advancement of technology and getting to see what we as people can do, the results of what we do with it are a little appalling.  It is like we're given this amazing paint set and all we do is slosh it on a square canvas and sell it.... oh, wait.  Bad example.   It's like we created this amazing machine that moves people across the planet and we confine it to a stadium and just ram it into another amazing vehicle....  oh, wait.

OK, it is entirely predictable that we have technology and use it to light ants on fire.  But there are some who grow up and decide to stop doing that.

Let's be like them.

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