Does anyone besides me miss the good old days when we used to just be able to say something and not be required to explain it or defend it ?
Does anybody besides me miss the simplicity of being able to express a thought or opinion without it requiring you to extrapolate and then tell people your intent behind your words ?
I’ve witnessed the trajectory of this stupidity and can trace its origins to both Facebook and millennials. The combination of these two ingredients have created a culture where you cannot speak off-the-cuff or informally.
Everything is a debate, everything is a fight. The most simple phrase can spark a full-blown argument where people are analyzing your words, taking one phrase in a paragraph completely out of context and then you’re being grilled about it like the fucking inquisition.
I really do miss just being able to express a basic idea and leaving it at that. It’s exhausting -the way I’ve trained myself to communicate on social media. I have to preface everything I want to say first by thinking through all the possibilities of what could go wrong, which aspects will be misunderstood and be preemptive.
It has literally ruined speech and dialogue. I just want to be able to give the unedited version. It’s all become a waste of time and a total drain. Can we please bring back fun?
I’m trying to envision people reading poetry or a classroom being asked to read a poem and discuss it in class. I don’t think this would be possible today.