There are many things that I believe in, and tell people I feel passionately about, yet still do nothing to change and still sit behind this very laptop smoking my roll ups and drinking what would be considered traditional tea, which has become an almost novelty item to drink if you post images of it on your Tumblr along with photos of your “Vintage” Clothes from charity shops and other photographers black and white polaroid photos.
I believe that sitting, watching your Facebook refresh for 4 and a half hours whilst watching average television at 1:03 PM is a very, very pointless activity. Yet I still do it. I’m not really sure what I’m waiting for, maybe I’m waiting for Mr.Zuckerberg himself to add me and tell me that he wants my thoughts and ideas on how to improve his ever declining and lazy social networking site. Or if that girl I’ve been stalking via said website, flicking through her holiday photos to see her in that pink bikini she wears will randomly start talking to me and tell me she wants me to do the things that happened in my dream on the previous night. Or maybe, just maybe I’m just looking to be distracted, distracted from the genuinely important things such as current breaking news, politics, essays, deadlines, oh, and actually visiting the outdoors and breathing fresh air. The fact of the matter is, if we did step away from this huge big brother web that we willingly update constantly with our activities and pointless mischievous shenanigans, we may be alone. Being alone is one of the scariest thoughts for most of us, we may scare ourselves by doing something crazy like stand up and make a coffee.
Now I know, this seems like one of the scariest prospects that has ever existed. Ever. Alas, we may enjoy one another’s company and converse with each other and learn, love, and live. I could lie to you, and tell you that I’m going to step away from the be beckoning stare of Sauron’s spying eye, but I know I won’t. I’ll sit here again tomorrow, and the next day, and more than likely the day after that and do the same for this broken, and dauntingly hideous website that will eventually become a physical entity and eat us all. Help me stop the laptops becoming the greatest weapon. Irony.