“Philosophers” 2.0? They don’t know what to do with Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.
Social network philosophers are badass and clearly know more than anyone else. They’ve read all the classics of course, and meticulously use fantastically photoshopped and filtered pics as a way to teach us the true meaning of life. That’s really what THEY think! Or more likely, we allow them to think so every time we mindlessly idolize and glorify them.
Amigos, something’s wrong. As the saying goes, “banality is a mortal sin”, and if we happen to contract tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome from all the times we updated our statuses, perhaps, at the very least, we should try to make it a nobler affair.
Stop following stupidity. This is not a request; it’s an order.
Philosophers 2.0: the deepest nothingness of social networks
I’m writing this post primarily to make you reflect on this important issue. How many (wasted) pics with nonsense quotes by (actual) philosophers do we see every day? In front of a cup of coffee, in the subway, while we are in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, or even at the post office. They’re everywhere. No one is safe. We’re left to our own devices, and in the meantime, we scroll through the latest news from our precious “philosophers 2.0”.
Philosophers 2.0: who should we really follow?
If you really want to follow someone on social media, do it because it’s a worthy endeavor. I want to quickly share a quote with you that I recently read: You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with!
This quote is by Jim Rohn and personally, I think it’s extraordinary. Take a moment to pause and think about who you mainly follow (on social networks of course!). There are virtually an unlimited number of reasons to like a page or follow an Instagram profile, but if you really meditate on it, you’ll probably find that you follow them because, in the end, you are not too far from their thoughts/photos. Am I wrong?