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Things that do not matter

  1. The number of likes you get on Instagram.
  2. The number of likes or reactions you get on Facebook.
  3. The number of retweets or favorites you get on Twitter.
  4. The number of snaps you get on Snapchat.
  5. The number of followers you get on Tumblr.
  6. The number of [blank] you get on [random social media tool/engine/WMD]

Okay, so in case the theme did not come through, I shall expand with as much kindness as I can:

Those things are not real. They are not measures of who you are
as a human being. They are not measures of the value that you
give as a human being. They are abstractions; they are dis-
connecting things; they are distractions from real life, real
connections, real relationships, and real people.

Do not be fooled: they do. not. matter.

They do not matter.
They do not matter.
They do not matter.

I say this to you because I need to remind myself of it (is that often not how it happens)? But, that was all about what does not matter; here is what does:

  1. If someone you know, like, once cared about, broke up with, is a random soul you came across puts up a photo, a post, a quote, a thing that you like…then like it.
  2. If there is someone you want to talk to, talk to them.
  3. If there is someone you want to reconnect with, connect with them in real life (not ‘cyber’-space).
  4. If you don’t like something, then stop liking / following / snapping / reacting to it.
  5. Cliche: live like no one is watching…because you know what? The ones who are don’t matter. And the ones who aren’t, aren’t, so you might as well do / be / act / say / live in as authentic a way possible.
  6. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
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About Quinn

In it but not of it. A reformed player, now watcher. Speaker of raw truths.

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Raison d’etre

"Raw," she said. "I want something primal. I want something bare and naked. I want you to give me this life raw, unbidden, unhidden, free, fair, and true. Can you do that? Can you do that for me?"

One may only try.

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