I spend a lot of time looking around the internet. It seems an odd, wonderful place to a man my age (I am in my fifties, wow, it hurts just to say that). I have made some good friends, and read some interesting things. Personal blogs are, to me, the most compelling.
You can find people who are pouring their lives onto a distant server to share the most painful details. It could be cathartic, a tonic, to share your agony with people distant and anonymous. Things that might be too humiliating to tell friends or family can be laid bare. It might be easier.
I remember when I first joined Facebook. A person I knew, not well, years ago and I became "friends." Right after that he went through a breakup with his wife, or girl friend (I don't know which) right on Facebook, a huge explosion of anger, vitriol and hate thrown all over my monitor. I couldn't look away, and Facebook kept prompting me "be the first of your friends to like this." It was so strange.
Since then I have become acclimated, and can watch events unfold, or ignore them as I please. But, I still have difficulty deciding what to say to strangers who have taken the time to post something painful, and personal in a forum for the world.
Are they looking for something, could I help? I don't know. Blogging is an escape for me, and
reading the blogs of others is part of that. It is a world that would be hidden and should be entered into with an eye for others.
Caring about things is wonderful, caring about others is divine, though. We are all in this together.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Blogging, Escape, Therapy, and A Reflection of Life.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.