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Social media has made everyone a "performer." You can't just say something, you have to punch it up to get views. Trouble is, no one is really a skilled performer, so it's all awkward forced titillation for the sake of attention. Oh, the humanity.

The concept of a moral score that U carry beyond this life (i.e. karma & in ) isn't so different from what Abrahamic religions teach, is it? If a god decides punishment/reward based on your actions, that seems like merely assigning a named identity to the mechanism that Hinduism considers inherent in the basic structure of the universe. I also don't know enough about Hindiusm for this to really be an educated thought, so probably disregard this post.

I feel overwhelmed by options. There is a such thing as too few options...but there is also a such thing as too many options.

So, I have Signal, Telegram, FB Messenger, Whatsapp (why isn't this integrated with FB Messenger yet?!), and email. Too many networks, when one would do. And it's easy to demonstrate how some are simply superior to others...yet that's not enough to eliminate the others. So many options means we are "forced" to use inferior products. (Yes, I know we're not really forced to use these, but you see my point.)

...if a critical mass would leave it could die the death it deserves. But there are SO MANY alternate choices it's impossible to convince a critical mass to make the exodus to the SAME alternate network. So to leave FB means to lose contact with your community. So FB wins because there are too many other options.

The idea of a "meaning of life" seems like a slippery slope. It implies that your life needs some purpose or point. Which implies that if you're just sitting on a rock breathing, you're not living because you're not generating some purpose or meaning. Inevitably, this purpose is assumed to come from a job or career. What if "meaning of life" may just be a conceptual tool to reinforce capitalist thinking by minimizing the inherent value of just BEING without some observable value?

I like that I don't need to have opinions at all, about anything, if I don't want to. It's liberating. AI sentience problematic? No opinion. Abortion? No opinion. That's a lazy way to live, you say? No opinion on that either.

I'm tired of making good choices. My parents raised me to be a "good person," and I'm grateful for that. I didn't smoke, I didn't drink until I was in college, I didn't "run with bad kids." But I'm tired of that. I want to make mistakes now.

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