The Pros & Cons of Social Networking & Life

I am sitting here awaiting for my French Roasted coffee to get done brewing so I can sabotage my body with more caffeine that it probably doesn’t need for the rest of the year. There has been days I find myself thinking of, “Why the hell am I still putting up with the crazies on the social networks?” and “Bugger, I am just as addicted as majority of the World’s population with this internet bullshit.” 

Some days a lot can get done for me on this desktop computer, other days, not as much. It’s really a hit or miss. There are days I wish I was capable of writing a whole segment without the clicking of the keyboard, but in reality, the rhythmical sounds of the letters pounding are what helps me write the words to either my blog, my poems, or the short stories/fan fictions I write.

Speaking of getting things done, instead of writing this blog, I really should be putting my laundry into cleanse to keep my OCD maintained for the day; to help keep my mind feeling, “Hey, I am not a complete bum, I accomplished something today!” But, instead, here I am, writing in my blog once again, being a bum.

Now, I know people of both worlds that are on top of their modern technology and has devices and advantages that the tribes of Africa probably have not ever heard of before. I also know people of all walks of life, even a few actors, who try and stay away from the social media/networking fiasco. I know people, here in good ole’ America, who are still stuck all the way back to the 60s and 70s and live only off of what their list of necessities displays. If I didn’t have the dreams I have today, I would be doing the same. My ultimate goal in life, other than writing and possibly acting, is being planted into Mother Earth, on a mountainous range and living my life on a small horse ranch with a few dogs. Now, when I say a few dogs, I probably mean about six-eight dogs.

I envy the ones who can stay away from what is trending. What aches my heart the most with the social networking and media, is how everyone is in everyone’s business. Not only that, but the negative remarks from those who are filled with jealousy and hatred because one person is more successful in life than they are. I am not saying I like all the entertainers tastes or actions with how they do things in life, but disapprove it all you like, Miley Cyrus had an intelligent sense with her recent actions and artistic field of music videos. As all the “haters” react to such immaturity, she is banking um-teen millions of dollars just for your negative remarks. Like I said, it’s brilliant, but I will re-track on that remark with, it wasn’t humble.

Also, with this particular con trait of social networking, the comments I even see on YouTube or other pages, is just beyond distorting. It sinks my heart and twists my stomach beyond belief. What ever happened to the upraising of, “If you don’t have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all?” Can someone answer me this? You even have grown ass adults commenting on children’s video accounts, who have dreams, and talking down on these children with no filter. It’s sickening. You think that, with the “security” of a message board and keyboard, you can just say whatever it is you like? They are children! They are meant to imagine, dream, and live a wondrous fantasy life, before reality bites them in the ass after high school. Let them live their childhood. Don’t crash it. Please! Enough of this negative bullshit.

Now on to the bright side. If it wasn’t for the inventions of social networking, would I be able to keep in touch with my friends I made in Iraq. Never would I be able to keep encountered with other cultures and other languages. Oh crap, my liberal side is coming out. If it wasn’t for the inventions of social networking, would I have numerous connections, that I haven’t taken advantage of. I mean, I have Andrew Zimmern, Blessid Union of Souls and Tray Chaney following me on Twitter, among other verified celebrities; but you would never hear me bragging about it and throwing it up in the little bio section on Twitter. To top that off, I am able to talk to some of my favorite actors from time to time, like Kristin Bauer Van Straten and Peta Wilson. If it wasn’t for the inventions of social networking, I wouldn’t have the friends I have, from a distance and from all walks of life. 

And last, but very least, if it wasn’t for social networking, my works of writing wouldn’t be reaching out to the individuals it has reached out to.

Now as I utilize this blog, just like the rest of life and the rocks it throws at us, I just learned that everything we do, everything we encounter and all the lessons in life, there will always be pros and cons. It is up to us to filter out the cons and learn to be intelligent enough to ignore them, but also, grow enough to learn from them. It is up to us to embrace the pros and let them shine brightly in our vision, so we can blind out the cons of life, no matter how big the rock is that is being thrown at us.

Now off to do laundry. 

Until next time,

H.M. Gautsch©2013

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