Saw my friend the other day and I asked, “Wanna make you a dream come true via the grassroots, Internet campaign methodology?” and he said, rather unblinkingly:
And then I thought word… Word! I too ‘word’ that sentiment. Many of us word it. Few of us succeed it. It’s right here! Connection to everything and everyone. You ask for miracles; I give you THE INTERNET. Yet how limiting is this device. Human beings are wired to connect to other human beings in time and space and alcohol. Maybe not that last one – Ah-haah!
Just finished a pepperoni pizza. That’s right, the whole damn thing. Cast ye judgments aside, vegetarians. The plants you eat cry and scream and gnash their… roots? Life isn’t fair and that’s the first basis for successful Internet domination.
Nobody wants to embrace the Dark Side of social media, the Darth Vader side of social media that gasps and wheezes in mechanical overtones of “search your feelings, you know it to be true. I… am… your… Father!” I tire of this belief that things in this world are “nice” and “fair.” Can I tell you something man/woman? Last semester, yours truly was a substitute teacher. And there were certain times when said substitute teacher was reprimanded. I repeat, reprimanded for being too aggressive, too tough on these kids. See you not a battlefield in this public education system, seasoned professional teachers?
I repeat, life is not nice. The belief of the Ghosts of Nicety: yes, Past, Present and Future is gonna get us in a hell of a pickle. This is part of the Jungian Shadow. The part we don’t look at or want to embrace or understand. This is what is standing between a dreamer and the fulfillment of the dreamer’s dreams.