there are many things that have been confirmed and a few that simply surprised me with the basic study of Instagram results. what amazes me the most is the amount of manipulation in the system from both the users and the system. the only analogy I have is when two people are cheating on each other, yet, to each other's faces, they gleefully profess their love to each other.
“I love you!”
“I love you more”
“did you alter your images?’
“no filters, no software manipulation?”
“I am 100% me! why do you say such things?”
“well, because you don’ t really look much you image?”
“well, what about you, you said I am the only one!”
“you are my dear”
“so how come I am getting all sorts of unwanted information and data?”
“what? I am not sending you any data based on my algorithms..it is only you!”
“are you sure? I am getting all sorts of things in my feed, it seems messy.”
“I love you”
“I love you more!”
I read a design paper where someone said: “simplicity is not the cure for complexity” perhaps he meant to say, “minimalism and common sense” will solve a lot of the problems we face in our current society. yet, the simplest solution would be for people to get real with themselves.
yes. get real. it is a daunting task in today's society that is more about image and brand manipulation and positioning than simply being accepted for what, where, and how you are. it would save a lot of headaches and stress in life, no?’
it is like this entire Russia/political/election goofiness that is in the news….everyone is so busy blaming or accusing everyone else that they don’t realize they too are part of, and stuck in the same arena, playing the same game as the other.
Einstein said that the definition of insanity is to repeat the same thing and expect a different result.
you can apply and manipulate an image, apply all the make up your wish, even get all the plastic surgery you want….but if you find someone actually looking at your heart, you will soon realize they wonder, “why all the manipulation?”
I blame this shift on the monks. maybe I am learning something. probably the hardest part and the greatest gift have been how tiny and not so good I am in this universe – yet – there is something that resides in everything that loves. not the fake manipulative type we seem to lean with as humans, but pure and unconditional stuff. it is simply our choice to let go of our self and the image/illusion we are taught to create and take a moment and look back and think, “why did I think I needed all that stuff?”
maybe when we are younger we simply haven’t seen enough things on the planet to be able to see all the various perspectives outside of our own? truth is, I really don’t know.