Which wifi name is your favorite?
- Admiral Ackbar: It’s a WAP!
- I came in like a firewall
My last name is always a conversation starter at work, but one kid was too into it. He said it was so awesome that I could never get married. I told him that if a guy I was interested in had a bad last name, it was a deal breaker for me. But then he went on to say how his last name was amazing and showed me it on his college ID…. And in that moment, I hoped and prayed that wasn’t a pick up line, but I’m sure it was.
How Much Control Do We Really Have?
The internet is our utopia. We choose to look at only the things that interest us and talk to only the people we like. It’s so perfect that we have to know it’s fake. No person offline has that much control to tailor each second of their life to their every need.
Is the effortless control we have online bleeding into our offline world, making us exceedingly frustrated when our problems and discomforts can’t be solved or removed immediately? Does this fake power disillusion us so greatly so as to make us depressed when we can’t have the perfect, controlled life that is often portrayed on social media?
How do you cope with sometimes being powerless? Do you equate it with failure?
Had an awesome night last night at a party with coworkers & friends! My favorite story told was about when one of my coworkers was in middle school. Some kids decided to pick on him, so he told them if they wanted to start something, he wasn’t going to sit back and take it. Even though they backed off, his highly developed brain thought, “I should throw the first punch.” Don’t know if we’re much smarter now. 😋
Art Made in Haste Will Die
We are taught that we deserve everything we want right now. Maybe that’s why the news in their attempt to give us the information we want gets the facts wrong so often. It doesn’t matter if we stuff our faces with greasy food lunch break after lunch break. It fills us up, and it gets to us fast. The more we have, the more we want.
Quantity consumes our culture. How many followers do you have? How many likes will this post get? We’re crunching the numbers that we think we need to succeed. But quality is absent.
Where does creativity fit into all this? Creativity can’t be forced to satisfy the greed of our attention. As soon as it’s stumbled upon, it’s quickly lost in the shadow of our fast-paced culture.
Creativity can be found when we empty our minds of clutter in the shower, in the car, or wherever we find peace. It takes time to practice creativity and to know where to find it. Be patient. Rushing through the creative process will only kill our creativity.
When I woke up,
I didn’t feel real.
I felt like a character in a story,
Caught between the
White space on the page and the
Beginning of the next chapter.
if you beat me
with a hammer,
will you use me
to hang all the
you want to