How we used to live (serious topic)

Bobby Summa

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@Gagi, Probably written this in the wrong part of the thread. Its a response to the video put up about a man who lives on top of a hill each summer . King Of the Hill.

Totally the kind of thing i had in mind when writing my post in ‘Public Intellectual's’ thread just now.

In my mind doing this kind of thing comes down to a few important things.

Are we in a position to do something like this. If not are we prepared to get ourselves to that position or at least try?

Does that partly come down to how much we want it?

I heard recently an you-tuber / insta person (or whatever they’re called) committed suicide out of the blue. - The day before he had done a typical video with no suspicion or indication of mental health issues. Why did this happen?
- Did he suddenly feel so worthless ?

Whatever the reason, I would imagine so much focus on social media plays havoc with many.

If we can moderate our use of it, realise its a tool to reach an aim, not the aim itself, then it would be the useful thing it was probably invented for…then this is fine.

Or

if we just use social media for enjoyment purposes ( if we can be self aware enough of when it becomes a hinderance), then this is fine.

- Im told by my partner that Facebook used to be so different to now and just a place to do silly fun things. It was a little more enjoyable, but like much social media seems to do, expanded beyond its original purpose.

How we use something is down to us. Often its not the platform or whatever object it is thats the issue. Its our approach to it.

Life is down to us. How we experience it is very much down to choices we make.
We have to be self aware in order to know how we feel and what we are thinking. ( if not done right, this too can have its pitfalls and lead to over analysis)

With my partner I recently went for a 4 mile walk in a beautiful part of the country. It was a place we went once, when we first met. Our first day out so to speak.

Id been a lot before ( many years ago) but discovered a new path and saw a totally new area to investigate another time, (it was a bit muddy there so couldn’t do it that day as our shoes weren’t good enough)
- what i felt that day was so far removed from anything a computer or phone can deliver. Just peaceful and pleasant.
Even though i have long covid, i was able to walk far beyond what I thought id currently be able to and didn’t get out of breath once even though their were a few hilly areas. - It just made me think. This is better than anything a computer can do for you. Even writing music.
 
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Bobby Summa

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I grew up witnessing this transition from a non-technological driven world to a technological driven one.

What bothers me the most is how Social Media has become a weapon of mass influence and how moderate thinking is increasingly disappearing.

Politics didn't use to be the mess that it is nowadays. (Which is now somehow possible to be injected into any conversation)
People pick their favourite extreme and follow it by rule, idolizing a political spectrum, party or person as if they were their "lord and savior".
It's pretty bad, pretty bad. Almost like a cult or weird fundamentalist religion for some people.

There are other things that we have lost and forgotten over time, some that I cannot remember now. I'm just here to add my two cents to the conversation.

EDIT: Smartphones, I don't believe they are necessarily a problem. They are just a composite of a portable camera, radio and a typical mobile phone in one device. Things people had before they exploded in popularity.
The internet is the only thing we didn't have on our side all the time.

Totaly agree