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  1. The New York Times CompanyMargaret Renkl1/23/235 min
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    • theesakker
      Reading streak
      1 year ago

      Insta, tiktok and other social media are not interesting to me. Facebook even became a toxic “otherworld” eventually. And I rarely take selfies anywhere. I just don’t think I’m that important that everyone needs to see where I am or what I’m doing all the time. Would much rather enjoy my surroundings and the people I’m with in the moment.

      • thorgalle
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        I think the content on social media can be and often is interesting, but I totally agree with this:

        Would much rather enjoy my surroundings and the people I’m with in the moment.

        It’s a choice I make about what I value more.

    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      I share this “ennui”, and it’s a big contributing reason of why I’m not an active participant on Instagram or TikTok today.

      But I don’t see this as an absolute problem. There are plenty of amateur smartphone photographers out there living by this philosophy. They might not be all your friends or acquaintances, but you can find them if you want.

    • skydance1 year ago

      A poignant suggestion to open and re-connect with the world around us, turning our senses and lenses outward.