“Hey, you may have missed feelings these feelings today” this is short for our life that has been amazingly labeled, filed, digitized, and stored. Every other creature on this planet is working hard to get your attention and become your Godfather of whatever you use daily. We have grown the power of storage and put everything on the cloud, IoT is coming and every little bit of you will be captured, labeled, filed, stored and retrieved for scrutiny when needed. It’s becoming almost impossible to forget
Your consuming behaviours, sleeping, happiness, sex, frustrations, and depression patterns will be joint with each and every imprint of your digital identity on the social and professional media, along with your phone contacts, blog and words and different profiles of every aspect of our lives that corporates have ever aspired/aspiring. All these information will be grouped together and analyzed by other people than you to determine the type of life you should be living. They will tell you about the 8 things you should watch for when you poop, the exhaustive list of 16 FOMO you should incorporate on your daily life, top 10 to live by, or the 14 things to go by every day, or 31 habits to grow by 31. They will dictate how you should be feeling every day. While you are barely helplessly observing what’s happening before you like a jackass smiling about how everything that has been predicted by other experts of your life is exactly happening. You get the picture!
In the process, you will gradually loosen the bond with your individual self while you will be strengthening the group self. Where you will be basically be wired to do what everyone else is doing, you will lose you willpower to face anything on your own. Facing your own shadow will always require extensive search and inquiries from others who have stronger willpower than yours, and will literally take you ages. Every aspect of your life will become entangled with other unreal things you thought are related to your problem. You will find that at any single moment of your life to address a problem, it has a lot of prerequisites that lies outside of your control and you will think that this is only way out. The line between the individual self and the group self will diminish that you will lose track of which are your own feelings, and which are the feelings that have been imposed on you
What amazingly happens that on your daily life you will exert a lot of efforts to relate and assign names and judgements to feelings, the feelings that you’ve been repressing long enough that you almost lost track of its causes and you end up assigning it to the wrong causes, and after some time of starting the work on the causes, you realize that nothing is changing. You may try to get past some points of your life, but the internet and the power of technology has left small space close to none to forget anything. The evil promise of technology, of extending the length of our memory to infinity, is adding more burden on being deliberately oblivious, forgetting the things you want to get past. Your lived life is always few clicks away, summarized in pictures, likes, tweets and posts. You no longer can be oblivious, no place to be oblivion. Your willpower has been abducted!
The power of forgetting and impulsive actions based on guts have been abolished by technology. We have over empowered humans with plethora of information, and the big machines that predicted everything, that we have confined our perception of this amazing life to words, numbers, equations and research suggests. We no longer believe in anything that doesn’t come in the above formats, we refuse to do anything that hasn’t been done before or researched enough. We no longer act on impulses and take things as they are, if anything perceived can’t be measured, labeled and put into an equation then it’s deliberately obliterated from our radar of perception. We have lost creativity and the sense of adventure, that we call someone acting upon on his feelings crazy, and if they didn’t we would still blame them at the same time for not being courageous enough
I think it’s time to rethink again your beliefs and track them down to the real depth of you, try to find their roots. When you find no roots but mere habitual belief that doesn’t make sense to you, it might be a good idea to replace with another that serves you better. Don’t take a belief to the tooth, you don’t want to give up your teeth that early. Don’t worry you’ll keep changing them as your underwear
Till next time!