“Like the old Fascism, the new Fascism comes wrapped in the strident language of identity politics and tribalized victimhood. Unlike the old Fascism, however, the new Fascism is hip, stylish, immensely entertaining and powered by thousands of server farms and billions of microchips. I call it eFascism, and define it simply as the religion of the state in 21st-century digital America.”
“Haunting” is basically when someone who was once in your life, but now isn’t (due to a break up or falling out) still continues to Like or look at your stuff online.
I can’t fall in love over a phone.
I’ll send my friend reminders of what we did this time last year and we both allow ourselves to be engulfed with pity. It’s a crash and burn, but most importantly, it takes way from the present.
Here’s a notification for you – life is not slowing down. It’s passing you by while you’re filtering through filters and no amount of followers or likes is going to give you the satisfaction you’re lurking for, err…looking for.
“I’ll just check my email” turns into a series of clicks that lead down a rabbit hole of distraction that I had no intention of consuming.
Comparison is, after all, the death of happiness. But seeing beautiful pictures all the time just makes you realize — you’ll never have those cheekbones.
If someone feeds you lines to get something from you, that says more about their personality than the fact that you trusted them.
Try to start at least one hobby that does not require using a computer or smartphone in any way whatsoever. This way, you will have something to do besides surf when you become bored. If social media has caused you to lose time with people that you love, a shared hobby may be a great way to reconnect.
It certainly wasn’t brave of me to absolutely collapse as soon as the negative comments came pouring though. I ended up hibernating in bed, the duvet covering my shame, my body convulsing with the heaviness of tears trying their hardest to escape.