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The human brain does not need all this info

Plunked in this digital age with ALL this information at my fingertips, I am finding I do not want it. These screens are making me feel sick, and I just want to go outside and breathe, talk to people. My beleaguered brain cannot even generate the energy to browse my real passions & interests online - currently the whole internet just feels like a write-off. I wonder about my mental health, how different it might be if I could go back to those seemingly innocuous early-internet days of the mid 90s when my dependence began, and take a different route. (and I don't even use "social media") None of us knew the fallout of it all - but I guess we have a chance to raise our children more mindfully.

Childhood memory

I have a childhood memory that haunts me to this day. I'm about four, I find a wild mushroom growing on my front lawn. I eat the whole thing with my mom sitting on the front step, smoking a cigarette watching me the entire time. She does nothing, doesn't freak out, doesn't stop me, nothing. Lucky for me the mushroom was edible, I'm still here. I remember, years later when I was about 10, and better able to process things, my mom talking with a friend about children dying after eating destroying angel mushrooms, this twigged the previous memory and it hasn't gone away since. My relationship with my mom was not great, she passed away years ago now, every time I think about how hard my mom had things and how I should try to forgive her, I'm stuck with this memory and I can't.

Love Sucks

I’m in love with a man who hates me. I’m not really sure he ever loved me back. It’s so strange to have come to this point and have to come to terms with it. It’s awful and it’s all I can think about. So much trauma. So much pain. So much love that just feels wasted.

BC Ferries

Does anyone else go as insane as I do when the BC ferries message comes on and says “thank you for choosing BC ferries” (or something like that)? Uh..... there’s no choice in that. If there was, not one person alive would be “choosing” to sail with you. Totally inept.

Not a Boomer

but I really like watching old tv shows and movies. No smart phones! And people seemed nicer to each other.

Mind Flip

My favorite song as a six year old was "liquid dreams" by OTOWN. I had no idea what it was about. Even the video is literally them in a liquid dream. I can't believe the music they used to play on the radio.

Unsee

I watched something I didn't want to, before realizing what it was. Now I feel like a pos, who'll have a massive aura of ick surrounding me, for the rest of eternity.

Bryan Adams

When I was 20 I really liked the song Run To You by Bryan Adams. I thought the video was kinda cool too when he ran to that the women. I listened to it again recently at age 40 and I realized that the song is about a guy who cheats on his wife or girlfriend. I thought it was a love song. I find it amusing that I got it ALL wrong. Maybe a lot people do too.

addiction

my ex chose their addiction over our relationship. they're in denial. "they can quit any time," "they have it under control," and "it's not a big deal." i'm finding it hard to accept. i'll accept it eventually, but for now, it just hurts.

I SAW YOU

West Coast Express Girl of my Dreams

To the Persian babe who sat across from me and slayed me with your hotness - wanna be friends?

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