Thoughts on Social Media in Today’s World.

Millie:  Ugh…this life….I just want it to be simpler.

Me: Not with all this technology.

Millie: I don’t know if that’s helping or hurting.

Me:  It’s too much knowledge, that is actually hurting us.  Social media is the biggest disaster.

Millie: Yea, I agree with that.

Me: That’s why i cant do it with the IG and FB, I shouldn’t know about whats going on with people who add no value to me and no one should get free access to my life.  You earn that by being someone special or close to me.  Social media leaves you without a guard up, in turn, there is no value on building on a relationship because you don’t need to make the effort.  For example, my mother would be satisfied by seeing my pictures, knowing my status updates and would never feel the need to miss me or feel like she’s missing something.  Why would I give the ease of justifying her negligence?  Same thing with any relationship.

Millie:  I guess i never thought of it that way.  I was just thinking in terms of providing more opportunities for people to be sneaky assholes.

Me:  The problem i feel with today’s society is… there are no boundaries, no secrets and abundance of opportunities to get information you’re looking for without ever having to go to the source and that goes for anything.  Someone might be IN LOVE WITH YOU, look at your pics everyday, knows everything about you but you will never know because he doesn’t need to tell you,  He can just click here and click there.  Without this shit.. men cud be gentlemen, women would be mysterious and you wouldn’t know about the last 10 years of exes!

Millie:  You just made shit real.  lol

Me:  It’s sad but true, that’s why i choose to stay out of sight.

Me: That’s why in the past, such as, I could get a random text asking me how I was doing and have an hour-long conversation about what I am up to from someone i don’t see and has no idea what i have actually been up too who might tell me I am pretty because that’s how he or she remembers me not because of the images i forced on someone’s feed.

Millie:  i have zero argument for your points. lol

Me:  lol

Millie:  They’re all 100% spot on.

Me:  I think about this stuff a lot.

Millie: I’ve never considered that and i don’t think that many people ever have.

Me:  Lol.  No one thinks of that!!!  Because society wants you to believe that social media unites people but it only gives them more of reason to never go beyond mediocre to get what they want,   if something is easy, you’re not winning,  you’re cheating somewhere and there are always repercussions

Millie: You need to post this theory somewhere.

Me: My blog?  No one will listen, no one wants to believe that, everyone wants life to be just that simple.

Millie: I just think it needs to be out there, write it on a piece of paper and staple it to a telephone pole.  You know, to further make your point. lol

Millie: I think they’re such good points and I’ve never heard anyone speak about social media that way.

Me:  Really??

Millie: Yea.  Like I’ve heard reasons why its bad but never those reasons.


Going Viral [Daily Prompt: Viral]

The New York Times is going to feature your blog on its home page, and you’ve been asked to publish a new post — it’ll be the first thing tens of thousands of new readers see. Write it.  Photographers, artists, poets: show us FIRST.

via Daily Prompt: Viral.



Life is New York seems like the American Dream.  People travel from all over the world just to see the famous skylines and all the attractions advertised on TV.  All the people who are not residents of New York or its 5 boroughs think so highly of the state.  Don’t get me wrong, New York is full of opportunity and many people have created great lives here.  But traveling outside of New York there is a noticeable difference in the people.

Every wonder why the New Yorker is so rude by default.  Why can’t you just say thank you?  Why can’t you help someone if they have fallen or were in trouble?  New Yorkers are always in a hurry and once they arrive they are complaining about something so irrelevant to life in the big scheme of things.

My point is here, let’s give New York a better reputation.  Treat our fellow human beings with respect, be polite, helpful and extend the olive branch especially to those in need.  Figure out what we can do as a team to make this beautiful innovative state a nicer place to be not just a visual attraction.

Sometimes the small things that we feel is insignificant are really the only things that need to go Viral.  If we aimed our focus on how we treat each other and interact with each other than we may open the doors to opportunities that we would have never dreamed were possible.

Choose wisely of the topics you want to go Viral.  What is it that you want your peers to learn from what you are putting out?  Don’t waste time being selfish and thinking only of your own personal wants because when we all do that, we become divided and nothing great can be accomplished without unity.  Strength lies in numbers and in heart.  Let us beat on the same drum.

A Rare Diamond [Daily Prompt: Moment of Kindness]

Daily Prompt: Moment of Kindness.

Describe a moment of kindness, between you and someone else — loved one or complete stranger.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us KINDNESS.

Moments of kindness, big or small, can really impact a person’s life and usually 1 act of kindness counteracts with the other.

Both unemployed, my ex boyfriend and I, went to Manhattan to occupy our time.  We were walking back to the car about to head home when we saw a man, homeless and asking for change.  I only had a dollar on me but I decided to give it to this man.  As I walked over and put the money is the box, I said, “God Bless You, Sir.”  I began to walk away but he stopped me saying, “Thank you so much, that is the nicest thing you could say, thank you.”  So even though I engaged in that moment of kindness, the man’s kind words and appreciation was just as kind a moment for me.

In the world we live in, it isn’t easy to be kind, to trust that someone won’t take advantage of your kindness.  There is a saying, “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness” and I am sure that originated with a person engaging in a moment of kindness and it was taken advantage of in return.  It is really a shame that we can’t follow our first instinct to do well to others and give out to others when needed or called upon but we have all participated in taking advantage or being taken advantage of.  Until we can all be on the same page and learn to live in true unity and harmony, small moments of kindness will continue to be treasured as a rarity rather than to be known for as a great human quality that we all share.

One in a while, take a risk, even if there is no benefit or reward and be kind.  You will always be surprised with the consequence and every experience is one you can learn from.