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but someone recently told me that introverts re-energise by being alone and extroverts re-energise by being around other people. If this is true, I'm an introvert and I also think thats why I don't like facebook, it really tires me out.
I think I'm an extrovert that's just a bit shy and unconfident sometimes. Fuck all boxes/labels though
As I'm pretty certain I'm an introvert; I prefer to spend more time alone than with company, but I do have to intermittently "re-energise" by spending time with others. Stops
me going mad
who I used to know are/have become.
while on holiday.
I was at a festival and it dawned on me that people of a certain age do most things for the specific purpose of posting a photo of it on Facebook.
I couldn't get my head around it.
Getting on the plane to come home, there was a group of girls in front of us and they held up the whole show because they were posing for a selfie where they all did sad faces, presumably as an amusing book-end for the album they inevitably titled Croatia 2013 Summer Vibes.
I bet they'd got a whole narrative planned for the whole trip.
I also saw a girl run off to grab a cigarette from her boyfriend so she could be smoking in a photograph. Call me old fashioned, but isn't it more normal to conceal one's cigarette while posing for a photograph?
This sort of studied cultivation of image must be so tiring.
you had to PROVE you had been somewhere for the immediate validation of your peer group before myspazz/facebook etc. It's really sad that people go somewhere or to something for the sake of being to tell people they had been somewhere or supposedly witnessed something, except they're not. They're too busy documenting that they're there to experience it.
I remember when Death Cab were all over that show "The OC" and people were bitterly complaining about the amount of people that would go to a Death Cab show and pose out, talk too much and take selfies rather than enjoy the show, seemed to be a shift from thereon. At least in My So Called Life the crowd were watching Buffalo Tom when they were on the show...
But then, people were using film cameras and doing the same thing but then showing friends once their film was developed.
People showing off/posing where they've been isn't a new thing.
whether they're enjoying the experience or not? Or do you just want to believe that your experience is more 'valid'?
but my post is nothing to do with validity.
and i'm glad
all it takes is a word. Bullyings not cool.
Hasn't this been a thing for like, ever?
all people with smartphones who use textspeak should have it abbreviated to "I'm just writing lots of unintelligible utter shit that is an unsult to the idea we even have an English language". There's no excuse for textspeak with decent predictive text.
it's that i feel like the only person unable to use it without massive anxiety
like i'll think about a status i'd like to post, but then as i'm typing it i think "well that person won't get this, they'll misinterpret it" and then "that other person doesn't like me and might use this opportunity to take a jab at me in view of everyone i know" and pretty quickly it doesn't seem worth posting anymore
and so sometimes i think it's because people don't act differently around different people they know, they're just consistently the same person, so they don't have an issue with conversing publicly on facebook. except i know that's not true, because how many times have you added somebody and gone on to find out something shit about their views?
for example i know people that say racist stuff on facebook, but they would never ever say that stuff around people who are their fb friends in real life. if they feel enough anxiety to not say that stuff IRL, why do they clearly feel enough disconnection to say it on facebook? this shit drives me crazy.
^This, but without the Fine Young Cannibals bit at the end.
Can't wait for sufficiently vast swathes of the www beyond facebook to morph into something that is delivered by a proprietary app instead of an open browser, so that all the mums and wankers get herded up and the internet can be internetty, like it ought to be.
they often insinuate that it's because I'm arrogant. "Oh, too good for us are ya?" is a comment I often hear. Then I laugh in their face and speed off in my Audi.
Alright, Chris Iscool.