Oct 30, 2014

A Breakup Letter to Society

Dear Society,

I'm tired.

It was fun at first.  Getting involved.  Getting educated.  Learning about everything that's currently going on, how everyone else feels about it, and forming my own opinion.

But I noticed something: It never ends.

There's always something going on.  Something negative.  Something unpleasant.  Something to be angry, upset, worried, and especially outraged about.

Everyone's outraged all the time.  And I get it.  Society is fundamentally flawed in so many ways.  And it was fun to ride the crest of that wave of opinion and be outraged along with the group.  I vented about just about everything that's ever bothered me.

But now I'm tired.

Tired of me.  Tired of you.  Tired of negativity.  Tired of everyone picking apart each little nuance of everyone else's argument.  Tired of overanalyzing EVERYTHING.

Whether it's something as trivial as Renee Zelweger's face, or something as important as the continuing discussion of body image, I just need a break.  I need to focus on me for a little while and more of the positive things that make life worth living.

I hope you understand.  (You won't, because you're the personification of a concept, but that's not important.)

It is you.  But it's also me.  I just need a break.

Regretfully,

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4 comments:

  1. I feel this way sometimes, I think in a world of social media it's easy to get flooded with so much stuff. I try to avoid most all forms of opinion sharing with society via social media, it just puts me in a really bad mood. People are not okay with others having different opinions than they do so they spew hate filled messages, it's to much!

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  2. Social media can certainly be draining and repetitive about the same issues over and over. I wish you well on your break! Keep in touch :)

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  3. I feel this way now. I have spent the whole week feuding with the news paper owner and the principal (over basically the same topic) I realized yesterday Its like trying to argue with someone on facebook. There men are set in their way. They are adult bullies and nothing I say no matter how right I am, will change the fact that they will never accept blame for being a douchebag bully and will continue on their merry way. So for my sanity I have to just stop and realize they probably are over compensating for a bigger weakness in their life.

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  4. I couldn't agree more! Sometimes I think that if I could just say what I'm thinking and get in on the discussion that I could make people understand, but social media isn't about having those important conversations and changing people's minds and solving problems. Social media is unfortunately just for complaining and griping and tearing apart. It really is exhausting!

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