I’m just going to say it: I’m tired of being on the internet. I feel supersaturated. Full. Overwhelmed. Buried by content. Satiated beyond recovery. Pinterest-ed out.
I didn’t think it was possible either.
I’m quite sure that this feeling is exacerbated by the fact that I work at a computer all day, every day. It’s how I earn my living and how I communicate.
“Let me send you an email.”
“I’ll forward you that link.”
“Did you see the recap of the season finale?”
Which brings me to my next point. TV takes up a lot of my time and I’m not sure if I like it.
Here’s a fun little exercise that I’ll do with you.
Q. How many hours do you watch TV each week (Monday – Sunday)?
A: 15 (This is my best estimate.)
Q: How many of those hours (in one week) have profoundly affected you, changed your life, or made you a better human?
A: 30 minutes (I’m sure it’s closer to zero but that breaks my heart.)
Q: What are some other things you could do with those [14.5] hours?
A: Go to the gym, bake a cake, eat the cake after I go to the gym, paint my nails, read a book, sit outside, practice photography, ride my bike, do some crafts for the wedding, talk to one of my friends that doesn’t live near me, write a blog post, clean my room, sell some of my old jewelry on eBay, lay out some cute outfits for the week…
WHY DO I WATCH SO MUCH TV??????
Well this post has taken an interesting turn and devolved a bit from my original thesis that everything on the internet is derivative of everything else on the internet and I’m tired of looking a the same pictures of lemons and stripes on Instagram.
Is anything new or classic or appreciated without being blogged about? Yes, I’m talking to myself here.
I don’t know. Don’t know the solution. But I wonder how much of an addiction my TV/internet use is. How much of it is to numb when I’m tired after work and how much of it is to feel a live and creative and make the world better?
Am I the only one who feels like this? Are you living blissfully in the digital world and thinking this post is nutso. I wanna know!