Fake?

Fake Bill

If you can’t appreciate or comprehend esotericism in writing, you probably won’t enjoy this blog post. If you do, well, I’m glad you’re here. I want you to take a look at the video below and think about its message.

When I watched this video, I was struck by one line in particular. “I document [my time] online with profiles and feeds to make it seem like it’s all sorted out. But the truth is, it’s not sorted out at all.” Maybe some other line in the video struck a chord with you as well. The funny thing is that I’ve been in deep thought about the value in broadcasting my time through social media or even this blog. Quite frankly, tweets and facebook posts represent only a fraction of the 24 hours I’m given each and every day. It takes seconds to compose and send a tweet, to take a photo, or to voice some concern or opinion. It can’t possibly be an accurate reflection of whom a person is, can it?

Lately, I’ve come to grips with the fact that I might just be too negative online for my own good. I don’t want that, it’s not who I believe, deep down, I am and it’s certainly not how I want to represent myself. However, it’s far easy to take to the Internet to complain. Whether intentional or not, it’s far too easy to give people a false impression of the person you really are. So does that mean that I, and so many others like me, have been faking who we are online? Perhaps the answer to that question is complicated by the fact that one of us wake up in the morning and say to ourselves “Gee, I hope I can act like a depressed, narcissistic orifice today.” No one wants to be negative; it just sort of sneaks up.

Maybe it’s just better to go without a channel for airing out my subconscious frustrations. Maybe it’s time for things like Steve Hill’s Facebook Page to pack it’s bags and get out of time for a while, I don’t know. What I do know is that I, and most everyone else in a similar spot, wants to move on. {Then go do it! Right?} BUT, here’s the thing; as easy as Internet has made it to falsely portray how we’re living based on a mere moment, I think our hearts have to be committed to positivity before negativity can be eradicated. Our hearts, after all, are what determine what we transcribe online. Hopefully you’re picking up on my point that we’re not just documenting our feelings, we’re documenting the contents of our hearts. Maybe, I’m overcomplicating social media usage, but maybe I’m not.

At the end of the day, the contents of one’s heart will spill out for all to see and it’s either going to be positive or negative. There’s no neutrality here. It’s either you’re grateful or unthankful, engaged or detached, uplifted or melancholy. Some days it’s an uphill battle to reach a point in which your positive nature is all that people see. It is for me. But we can’t let difficulty keep us from being real; real, positive people.

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