|When you can't stand the heat, leave the room.|
I have been looking for an old typewriter where I can commit my words without the benefit of the mindless deleting and copying that are offered by the personal computer. I want to think through before I write, and the old typewriter is just the tool for me. Handwriting would be the ideal option if not for my atrocious penmanship.
I realized that I have been fooling myself. So I made the decision to cut off my ties from people in the social media; i.e. Facebook and Instagram. I knew all along that the social media is fake. The posts give you a snapshot of what is on people's mind. But often it is not even an accurate snapshot. It hides behind the veneer of ambivalence in order to tease the reader. A contrivance that is meant to draw attention to oneself. Like a fool, I played along. Why? because I wanted the attention too. I wanted to have many hits and likes on my posts. But what is it worth? They are all vanities. As the Preacher wrote, "it is chasing the wind."
I know my art is worth more than that. I feel that I should not care anymore what people say or react. I should not care if people ignored my art. It would be their loss. And my emancipation.
I shall cast away my vanity. I shall cast it away.
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