Severance

I do wonder if, when you Unfollow, Remove Connection, or Block on social media, if that person feels it on some level. Because when you Follow, Add Connection, and Allow, you do feel joy. Therefore the opposite must be true as well. This is for all those that I unwaveringly supported over the last few years, going out of my way to prop them up. When it comes down to it, really comes down to it, life really is like the Squid Game, where you betray everyone to advance yourself.

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This is your brain on drugs: 2020s edition

Oct 18, 2021 at 4:34pm

If you're anything like me and social media has the power to make or break your day, then that's your cue to get off social media.

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Life...

Oct 18, 2021 at 6:47pm

... is like a game of musical chairs we're not only do you run for the chairs you can also trip other people. There aren't enough chairs for everybody. This is true both at the local level and also at the level of international monetary policy where you have two options you either have currency debased through inflation or you have defaults. In either case someone is left without enough. But for those who have enough it tends to work fairly well. I mean if you were really playing this game well though what you would do is tell people that's not the game we're playing and that everything's fair and that you never have to betray anyone. Or any ideals or any sense of international or even local community. All of that is compatible with doing well in our world. It's not but if you tell people it is then they won't compete as effectively and that will leave more resources for you and your family and your friends. The reason most people don't agree with this sort of dog-eat-dog view is because they tend to socialize with people from the same economic class who are all doing more or less okay. And it's not really individuals that advanced its families. The family is the fundamental unit of organization but that's something that many many Canadians are not good at. They think of the nuclear family as the family and then they have to compete against people who see the extended family as the family.

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Anonymous

Oct 18, 2021 at 10:14pm

Some do, some don’t. I don’t care when people follow me, nor do I care when they unfollow me. I know people that care very much about these things and others that don’t. It’s probably close to a 50/50 split.

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Hello McFly

Oct 19, 2021 at 4:28am

You block someone because they are a piece of shit and you no longer want anything to do with them.
End of story.

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Oct 19, 2021 at 10:15am

They wouldn't really notice unless they are obsessively checking how many people are on their friends list and can figure out who isn't. Not much of a "gotcha" except for the person doing the unfriending.

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Honest to God…

Oct 20, 2021 at 1:44am

I don’t do Facebook. Period.

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