Important thing: My sister’s partner Sher Kung was killed by a truck in a cycling accident a week ago. If you live in Seattle, you may have seen her mentioned in the news. My sister Christine and Sher have a 7 month old daughter, and Christine had just quit her job to focus more on raising their daughter Bryn the week before Sher was killed. A fundraiser has been started to help Christine with various costs, and if you would care to share or contribute, I’d sincerely appreciate it.
I doubt this is some kind of novel thought, but I had a weird realization that just like how cheap clothing moved fashion from the realm of the rich to the middle class and the poor, social media has done the same with maintaining a personal image. Now everyone can fabricate these low-rent versions of maintaining a celebrity image of home, social and work life. Even while you’re actually miserable, ( or just “ok”) everyone can think you are blazingly happy because of a carefully curated media stream.
Dunno if that’s good or bad; probably neither and both.