The thing is, if i wrote down what i was really thinking i would get in trouble. Well not trouble but it might cause a stir. Don’t get me wrong it is nothing untoward or vulgar, but it could affect my future. But then again that could be a good thing, couldn’t it? At least then it would all be out in the open.
I can relate to the late Steve Job’s quote – “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would i want to do what i am about to do today?” ”Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
So what have i got to lose? It’s okay for him as when writing that quote, he was a billionaire and had no worries at all, really. But what is life about, going with the flow or taking the occasional risk? I like the thought of risk, but with a bit of calculation behind.
So the trouble with the internet is that if you really expressed yourself, it may go public and get into the wrong hands. Or maybe the right hands? It could have been the best thing you have done. Oh and for the record i am not ‘coming out’. It might have the opposite affect to what you were originally thinking and therefore the outcome may have been nothing to worry about after all.
It would seem that nowadays we have to ‘like’ something or comment on something all over the web, this then enables the ‘liked’ subject to spread, whether it is good or bad. It may be good for the originator of the subject as they now have it spread over the world, even though it may be bad. The liked subject also returns a response to the originator who can then flood you with more subjects.
We have friends and followers, many of them we don’t know, but then they know people who know us. I don’t think there is an ‘unlike’ button. There is a ‘block button’ so that you can share without certain people seeing. But isn’t that just being weak, the problem we have is that blocked people have friends too that may know your friends and they could share what you are sharing and had planned for them not to see.
So why don’t i share my ‘pretend’ thoughts that i am not worried about people seeing and as a test and see how quick the word spreads. Or is that just wrong and a waste of time?
Or should i just share what i am really thinking and wait for the reaction? But then hold on why do i want to share this on the web, when i can just speak to the people it will affect, you know speak face to face. Then if it goes to plan, i may share it with you.
“It would be great if after all this the outcome was what i wanted”, said the author…