There’s something that bothers me about the “I don’t want to see this” Facebook option.
There’s a cost to filtering out everything that makes me uncomfortable. There’s real arrogance at the idea of clicking a button to take away what I don’t want to see. I pretend to make it go away, but it doesn’t. It’s still there. I’m just not acknowledging its existence anymore. I’m removing my attention… Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about how often, as parents, we do most of our doing at this level we consider “above” our kids.
We don’t mean it in a rude or superior way, just that we’re all busy doing adult stuff and they’re in their kid world. Sometimes we bring them up into our adult world (let’s have a nice dinner out, let’s sit down and work on this thing… Continue reading
I have this idea that’s been floating around in my mind, that there are two levels to the world we live in:
- Level 1: the most obvious level, the physical world with all its systems and structures, economic exchanges, and social rules.
- Level 2: the higher (or deeper?) level, the place where we see each other for who we really are, we see what’s really going on
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So, this should be required reading for everyone before they get to post a political opinion to Facebook. Let’s make that a thing. Can we make that a thing? Hey, Facebook, you with me? It would improve the quality of people’s feeds by about… Continue reading
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This image is misleading. I read the book on my Kindle so there was never a moment when I was holding a hard copy of the book. Although technically I’m also not bald and my skin isn’t an interesting blue-green color and I have internal… Continue reading
We seek approval.
(See here and here and here and here.)
We often seek approval at the expense of connection:
- I do something that Person A will approve, meaning that Person B will not approve
- I identify as part of THIS group, and that ruins my chances (mostly) of connecting with people in THAT group
- I pursue the approval of