I’m in the process of helping copy-review a book by one of the fellow bloggers we all know (he hopes to have it out by Father’s Day), so haven’t had time to write a proper post. Dusted this one off from the Draft folder though.
Roosh’s Patricia’s Smartphone post was one of the best social commentaries I’ve ever read on the slippery slope of what this type of communication is doing to us, and to the dating world (and I hate to say it, more often women fall into this trap than men). It’s long but well worth the read – a snippet:
She stood in front of her bathroom’s mirror to take some self shots. This took a while to get right. The secret to a good self shot, she understood, was making it look completely natural as if the act of taking a photo next to the toilet bowl was a spontaneous event that came in a rare moment of artistic inspiration, when in actuality she has done this over a thousand times. I was impressed at how skilled she was at striking a pose that was the prettiest she could possibly look in spaces that rarely exceeded 84 square feet, with fluorescent lighting that would have easily highlighted her developing second chin had it not been for a precise 20 degree up-tilt of her head that didn’t decrease the brilliance of her blue eyes like a 25 degree tilt would. After fifteen minutes in the bathroom getting it just right, she raced out the door and mentally braced herself for all the idiots who would make unwanted sexual comments about her body, thinking she dressed that way to get attention instead of to feel confident about herself and who she was as a woman.
I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been falling into this world a little more frequently (checking Facebook and reading too many blogs is as low as I go though), and Holly has been programmed for awhile longer.
Hawaiian Liberatarian had this Palm Zombie post with the following pic
Smart phones are here to stay, but use these posts to keep a level head and to help remember to live in the real world and not a virtual one where all your affirmations are virtual as well.