If your reading my blog on Facebook, I’m a ghost! I’ve decided that it consumes too much of my time and doesn’t provide me with anything tangible.
There are so many things in our lives that rob us of our time. Work, social obligations, boat and house projects, television, where is our time to dream, where is our time to think and forge our dreams into reality?
Sure, by posting morbidly appropriate haikus on facebook we might feel like we are doing something to better our lives, or to propel us in positive direction, but does it? Is it a “positive” to bicker the pros and cons of republican or democratic views? Truthfully it doesn’t change anything and just creates an arena to separate us further. Is it a positive to like something someone says without taking the time to personally tell them yourself?
Do we really need Facebook to remind us of our friends birthdays or anniversaries?
I cant help but think of the Borg (Star Trek). I just don’t want to be part of the collective nor assimilated!
I’ve come to the conclusion (personally) that social media disconnects me from my physical world and the people around me. I’ve only stopped checking Facebook for a few days now and I’m amazed how many times a day I go for my phone when I should take the moment for myself.
When I started my sailing journey over a decade ago I noticed an incredible surge of freedom and time. Casting off the dock lines, cutting the cords, saying no to a physical address (mailbox) and bills, and aimlessly bounding onto my path and an unsure future was the single most spiritually (no I’m not religious) productive thing I have ever done. My lifestyle of freedom, love, and the absence of borders is a gift I choose to give myself daily. Facebook just interferes with it. It snuck up on me and anchored me to a system that I just don’t want to be a part of.
I will continue to have my blogs available on Facebook for the sole purpose of being an opposing force. I have always chosen the road less traveled. If society goes to the right, I will always choose the left. I don’t really know why aside from the fact I’ve always been a loner, but its where I find peace.
If you like my blogs or my writing please take the time to drop me a line through www.projectbluesphere.com, or via telephone or email.
Eleanor is almost ready for her trip South and we are scheduled to leave on Sunday.
My crew member Todd also has a blog, maybe you want to check it out to get his perspective form being aboard Eleanor.
Facebook gives us the option to like something but not dislike it. If you think this is wrong, and not something we should be teaching our children, please “like” my post :)
Sail far and live slowly.