Socialmediaoverload

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HOW DO I HANDLE ALL THIS?

SWITCH OFF….

ABANDON ALL HOPE AND BE HOPELESS WITH THE MASSES

BE CONSUMED BY THE ATROCITIES AROUND THE GLOBE AND CRY INTO MY PILLOW EVERY NIGHT BECAUSE IN ALL REALITY HOW CAN I DO ANYTHING ABOUT ALL THIS?!

THE WORLD HAS ENCROACHED ON TOP OF ME…HOW DO I CHOOSE MY BATTLES..DO THEY CHOOSE ME OR DO I CHOOSE TO IGNORE THE INSURMOUNTABLE INFORMATION BOMBS, POWERFUL IMAGES AND VIDEOS, COURAGEOUS PEOPLE STANDING UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE EVEN WHEN THE ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST THEM.

SOCIAL MEDIA…WE CAN CHOOSE TO TURN IT OFF…FILTER OUR FEEDS AND JUST BE CONFRONTED WITH FUNNY CAT AND DOG VIDEOS.  THIS IS A POTENT PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL DIALOGUE, CAUSES, UPLIFTING STORIES OF ADVERSITY AND DEFIANCE AGAINST OPPRESSORS.  I BELIEVE IN SOCIAL MEDIA AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AND POSITIVE MOVEMENTS.

BUT…HOW DO WE DEAL WITH THIS OVERLOAD OF INFORMATION ON ALL LEVELS.

DEAL WITH YOUR BACKYARD?

GO LOCAL?

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OUR LAND OUR PLACE BEING TAKEN OVER BY MULTI NATIONAL COMPANIES.

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OUR PACIFIC BACKYARD…SLOWY OR RAPIDLY GOING UNDER WATER

AND TO THE CREATIVE, A PLETHORA OF OPPORTUNITY AND FUEL FOR  THE PALLET.

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THIS IS NOT A NEW JOURNEY FOR ME..A CONTINUATION, A FILTERING OF MEDIA AND A DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION OVERLOAD.

WE ARE ALL PART OF THIS GLOBAL COMMUNITY, SHRUNK AND TIGHTENED, COMPACTED INTO BYTES AND PIXELS.  SOCIAL, SURE, BUT STILL DISTANT AND SLIGHTLY UNREAL, CLOSE BUT PHYSICALLY MILES AWAY. SOMETIMES THIS MAKES IT EASIER TO BE THE “LIKES” ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PLANET.  WE ARE ALL A BIT DESENSITISED TO IT ALL, DEATH, DESTRUCTION, WAR, OPPRESSION ALL THEMES THAT SATURATE OUR SCREENS.

SO A RESPONSE? OR A ‘LIKE’?

 

 

 

 

 

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