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Watching From Afar!

The disconnected look into “enjoying” the suffering of others.

So, I was sitting here, flipping through my phone’s Facebook app this morning.  I found myself constantly swiping past multiple posts which were titled things like, “this man yells at his wife one to many times, and you will never guess how it ends,” or “watch what happens when this girl takes one step too far off a building – you won’t believe what happens,” or “Check out the ugliest pictures of people that should never have been taken.”  At this point, it’s like I’m hypnotized if I’m not paying attention.  Somehow, someway I occasionally find that I am drawn to this craziness – in a car-accident-curiosity-type of way.  Continue reading Watching From Afar!

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Strategized Lives – The Human Brochure

BY: MATT ANSOORIAN

In these days of Social Media (SM) dialogue it’s become harder than ever to fully contemplate the “true” essence of an individual. In most media circles we see well crafted, strategically marketed projections of an individual; a byproduct of social undercurrents, as defined by the “pop culture machine”.

 For me, observing someones so called life, via social channels is the equivalent of sifting through a digital brochure; a gallery of projections that connect us to what is “IN” at the moment, or ideas that simply allow us to look “interesting” in the eyes of pop culture. An external projection of a life worth celebrating.

 The question I’d like to raise is, with all of that energy going towards the external, what happens to the internal quest?

This is by no means a new topic. Many psych and spiritual circles have begun to study the effects of these synthetic representations of peoples lives, and the predominant study indicates that we are encouraging widespread narcissism in our approach to life; “Generation Selfie.”

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