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Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Virtual Self

Posted on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Don’t watch television and sit on Facebook, you’ll forget about the world out there. Put away your iPhone, throw away your blackberry; go find the person you’re trying to get in touch with. If they’re across the country, write them a letter, the written word is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately we have been split in to two different people, bi polar if you will, by no means bi winning. There is our physical self, and there is our digital self. The physical self-being the body encasing our soul and mind, and the virtual self being the information we present to the world via social networking. We spend so much time grooming and presenting out virtual self, picking the perfect profile picture, developing the best status update, tweeting every time we use the toilet. And in turn for grooming our virtual self and training ourselves to type 50 words a minute, we grow fat, get stinky, and become socially awkward. We need glasses, we get pale and a few cases of tennis elbow or carpel tunnel, all the while ignoring the beauty of the world. Be social, find yourself. —WR

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