I think the concept of things like Facebook have been a problem. It’s like high school and misinformation coming back to haunt us in the post high school era of life. It’s led to several issues with people I know or have dated in the past year and a half. It’s insane how much stock people put into a facebook or myspace or twitter page. I know that I’ve talked about it here on Single of the Day before. The digital representation of life. I’m sure the whole idea of social networks will remain in some form or another, but I’m already tail sliding on twitter, which means myspace is in the ether for me (I still have a page but it gets updated once in a blue moon), and facebook is something I tend to check if I get a notification on something or if I’m bored.
I’m learning that feelings get hurt pretty bad if you don’t check your social network page much. I don’t get it. I’m much more inclined to go hang with a friend and have fun. That’s not to say that I haven’t had moments where I hung on every min-oot-e detail of digital friends. Alas, I think I’ve gotten over it. Much to my chagrin it now comes back at me with others who get upset without the full picture going on. People love to fill in the blanks when there’s no blank to fill in.
Maybe it’s because I’m not feeling so tied to the digital world anymore. I see it as a tool rather than a means to the end. In this time of giving, I’d say I’m giving my time to people I want to see. How are you keeping up with the spirit?
All that makes me think people need to spend some time unwinding. Shouldn’t that be a priority all the time, but if it isn’t it definitely should be during the holidays. That brings me to a little ditty I came up with for that very thing – Unwinding at Christmas. Oddly enough it’s called Christmas to Unwind.
Relax. Grab some popcorn. A cup of hot chocolate. A good friend, or lover. A movie, fire or book and chill out.
If you’re having trouble getting unwound, then add this to your library and let it sink in.