It turns out when you express your opinion or your soul, people listen and people change. Depending on the content of your insight, your audience intakes the workings of your brain into their lives and become impacted by your words. For the longest time, I was discouraged from sharing what my thoughts were, either aloud or in writing. But as time comes to document a substantial change in the system of society and communication in general, I have learned to embrace what I fear and begin expressing the thoughts that have only been bouncing around in my head for only me to listen to. Much to my delight, I have recently discovered through enlightened conversations with civilians that my opinions and perspectives matter and are significant to them, so that has also contributed to my desire and my forwardness to pursue sharing my words with you, my reader.
How many days have passed in your life where you gain knowledge and you chose to silently store it in your mind and not apply it to your reality in any way or share it with those around you who could benefit from your new information? It has been said that you begin to die when you stop learning, and for this I could not agree more. You must learn something new every day to keep the brain and body healthy and to balance experience with the ever-evolving game we call life.
When I first started this process, I was hyper with the reality that I could share all I know with an infinite amount of people alive on Earth, and contribute to making this world a better place to live amongst our fellow brothers and sisters, while calling out the parts of our societal lives which I deem to be either strange, or flawed, or in our realities which are conducted or judged irresponsibly. Hence the basis for calling this project “Everything is Funny, Don’t You See?”. An eyebrow-raising collection of observations over the recent years of our brief history on Earth and its subsequent devolution that has led me to question why things are as bad as they are, both towards each other as a society, and as things have been throughout the changing establishment set by those above us.
It is my responsibility to address these lengthy matters in a way I see fit, digestible to my fellow American, but also critical that I leave behind the wisdom that I have cultivated independently in the shadows of these social and political realities which seem to grow in number every single day without exception. Humanity surprises me. The human race is the greatest plot twist ever created by a divine being, because whether it come in the form of relentless stupidity, unthinkable cruelty, or in a remarkable act of kindness or bravery, human beings change their destinies and their aspects every new second the clock races towards a minute. As someone living amongst you, who has lived between reversal of fortune and spells of genius lapsing through my veins, I must assess these particular trends and address it head on with intelligence and comprehension, while speaking to you the American Public like we are in a private conversation, you and me.
So here I begin this topic.
When you have something important to say, you must express it. Even if you think others may not understand it, you need to put it out into the world, because one day soon, there will be those that stumble upon your words, your enlightenment, your creation, and the impact it will have will affect all those that read it. So whether it be creative words you need to express, or opinions, or reporting on world events, the larger part of the world needs more people like you, so that we can all be inspired by what humanity really had to offer the current and next generation, as we continue to evolve. Not all stories of our many cultures have been sufficiently documented in the public eye. This must change by those who have the bravery to express their experiences and share it with us.
This is not as simple as the need for accelerated content creation. This is a statement that sharing is spreading and intelligence is knowledge, based on experience, fact, and universal application. When one has something special to say about a topic that others have varying opinions on, it is important to share that unique source of knowledge, lest someone entangled in that field experience an alternative to what is available in the public eye and needs an unconventional approach to explain or assist in their situation. For instance, if there is limited knowledge on the field of anything regarding anomalies or supernatural occurrences. It is critical that if someone out there knows more advanced information that can help explain or make sense of what does not make sense in that person’s particular reality then they must share that information and make it accessible for the one seeking the assistance. Without additional perspectives and experiences made known to all of us, we can only rely on the information out there right now.
So depending on what you wish to contribute to the world through the words you write, you can be a voice for those in need, desperate to either deal with reality or attain information about a reality, and your words can be the difference for someone moving forward in a day or not. As much as one may not wish to understand, what I just described is circumstances I get exposed to around the world, through the written testimonies on social media, one of the most powerful large platforms in the world, divided by application for different functions, but all for the same purpose, limitless connection. Discovery of new people, retention of friends, developing fans. What is written and what is documented and what is recorded has the power to bring strangers together towards a collective agreement or public outrage, depending on the topic.
From the outside looking in, some countries may look at the West and view their social media topics and usage as inspirational for their international communities. Social media allows absorbing life to be simplified, views and reactions are displayed to amplify the effectiveness of the message or conversation. Every photo is an expression, every discussion is an open opportunity for reactionary growth for those on the other end of the post or video. Words then get logged and documented and recorded, the host of the post can react to each written reaction, either by responding with a pre-programmed emoticon like a heart or a thumbs up, or by typing back to a typed response. Each reaction means something in the larger picture, no matter what the content of the post is. It means the creator cares about the opinions of the public, and the public who respond to the post care about the content they are posting, whether it is a photo or a video or a written paragraph blog about their opinion on something they observe or experience in their updated daily life. Others are measured by responses to the promotion of photographs of food, nature, events they attend, etcetera.
This means that our world, measured through nearly a dozen different websites and applications, host a good majority of the world’s population for personal or business or brand purposes, and the reactions and engagements between the audience and the poster are logged as important to history from the outside world looking in to our structured way of living. The pandemic brought more people from isolation onto the world of social communication applications and accelerated the connection course by at least 60% of the previous capacity when so many options were running through society, when the economy was normal and we all were treating each other in the same non-fluctuating patterns. In three years, the world has attempted to bounce back from the chaotic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of us have tried to allow that period of time to fade back to distant memory as we try to pick up the pieces of the now fractured life structure we lived in.
It's taking a while, a long while. There is an immaculate attention to detail over the new findings of how bad society has fallen, financially speaking. While we have a president in office boasting about 13 million new jobs and first paychecks, some of those jobs are being consumed by the same person in two to three to even four jobs a week, each check struggling to cover the bills and obligations, leaving little money for food and gas and even personal emergencies. There is nothing to boast about in a moneyless economy, no victory you can cite to make the reality of the growing impoverished go away anytime soon. It has taken eight months for me to find a permanent address, and even there I still fail to secure an apartment. A combination of high earning income and credit restricts me from obtaining the regulation requirement, not to mention the competitive market of the fact that twenty people before me are just as needy and have one or two documents more than I have, and they still wait on a consideration list to secure the location. I have been told there are not enough places to live. If people documented their personal hell on social media deeper, maybe then we can piece together an honest society. Fact check the administration claims with people’s personally documented evidence of either the statement or the contrary. I bet more people have it hard and have heart-breaking stories than those who can testify that the President is speaking accurately about the benefits of Bidenomics.
In fact, delving into the claim about the multi-year reduction of the Deficit, and averting a default on our national debt, anyone can make the argument about the long term effects for our country, but what people are focusing on is what makes their lives unlivable in the 50 states they occupy, and why do they consider their state hell and seek to venture to the rest of the country, where they anticipate to find a different America than the one their experiencing. Focusing on the benefits of the administrations future spending is one thing, but each American deserves to live in economy not fixed limits where they are unable to generate capital by engagement with actual citizens who move things forward in making money. So those jobs and income mean nothing, prove the results by real people’s experiences. I can tell you that the majority of those I talk to, and that’s mostly cold calls, ordinary people in different fields and life occupations, don’t even have forty dollars to lend to an emergency crisis if someone was crying on the phone, begging.
Everyone has problems, some more prolific than others, so we can be forthcoming and honest about the state of affairs here. We are sending billions of dollars and security with weapons to another country to fight against an ancient enemy lurking since the Cold War. Those could say a black hole of drainage has befallen America, sucking the financial prosperity of the future from the poor and the rich through governmental commitment, not a signed contract with the American people, rather, the Administration and Government is approving allocation of resources and funds, while the people starve, struggle to keep afloat their personal lives, all for human bodies to murder each other in a battle of territorial invasion of a country that shares the same practicing values as our country is aligned with. Even when the people in that country are subject to political censorship, the value of death and murder raises the stakes beyond the capacity of that which provokes reckless words of World War and the forbidden N word Nuclear to be used on an hourly routine basis. With Russia and Cuba strengthening ties, we are approaching another Cuban Missile Crisis scenario, therefore prompting news outlets to start conversations like that which were bombastically discussed as throughout the 50’s through to the 80’s.
This means we are geared into a mental state of war, when we are still distracted trying to begin our actual lives with our neighbors and state friends from digital connection. The obstacles we still face when we can’t cover even personal emergencies, you have to “rely on yourself”. But remember, you can only rely on making money if others have it, if others earn it, if others are granted it in the leftovers of what is still going on. And more and more have to relocate and do not attain any financial change in their situation. So when someone in the administration fixes people’s ability to purchase anything from the society around them, then we can say the economy is back on track. As proven time and again, the stock market is a pit of money the common man cannot grasp. Just like a casino, all there to make money and no one has any, and people drain what they have on a Roulette of skill and chance, which either ends in prosperity for them or they return to their alcohol, believing their luck will change the longer they play.
And if more people documented in words the lives they’ve lived, from both sides of the isle, if society were willing to be vulnerable and communicate the source of the problems, perhaps then we can attain reparations for all people of this nation. Perhaps with voluntary transparency, our construct of financial poverty can realign itself with the stability of people banning together in commerce. Violence would de-escalate. Flourishment could become possible. Choosing to evolve to a higher standard of living begins with identifying the threat then declaring there is a superior need to address it with an alternative, reached through a solution. Together, if we write the truth about what life we are really living and all cards are on the table, then by suffering as a nation we can unite to ascend to a better standard of living. We deserve it, which brings us to the beauty of social media.
Social Media exposes our desires and our pragmatic beliefs, from the smallest of issues to the largest universal principals which are being violated by blatant misuse. People listen and absorb the more harsh the reality. Millions are drawn in and affected, and then choose to speak about it on their own or in response directly to the video or blog. If it were not for brave victims who chose to speak, would we seriously consider marching in the streets, screaming for change and justice. Like the writers strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike, god bless the souls of these suffering men and women, who disclose the harsh and morbid reality of the financial reciprocation system of the “jobs” we take. Writers having credit cards and or debit cards declined at meal establishments, a hit show but no ability to take home an income for your rewards so you can’t pay the bills or rent on time, the sin of residuals which should terrify anyone. We all have a right to be upset, and it’s not because the super wealthy have billions and we have crumbs, it’s the fact that the money has run out and we need assistance, and no one is willing to equalize out to keep us stretched to a decent normal living wage as a collective in America.
If it weren’t for their bravery to be vulnerable on social media, express to the viewers and consumers of their brilliant material, what an injustice is being committed on them financially and how it’s ruining their lives and their ability to sleep at night, we would never know the evidence of how bad we are lied to in America, that we have it well off. “Nothing to see here, please disperse”. The more we accelerate about this approach to life and how important it is to expose the honesty of reality onto these influential and data infused platforms, then we can begin to correct part of the problem and in doing so we can remain closer to each other as fellow neighbors, which will then be helpful when the economy eventually grows back to connect to each other and uplift our lives with free working capital, righteously passed around between ourselves, as life should move forward.
I encourage every one of us to be honest about our situation not to evoke pity but to collectively understand, you may perceive in reality I may have all this money because you know me online, but here’s the truth, I’m just like you. I’m a great guy, let’s be friends. That’s real networking, honesty sells and responsibility pays. So the next time you think you are not important and cannot make a difference, consider that at any point you can type and publish whatever you want, and in the rule of the algorithm reality, your words await the eyes of another across a screen, and they will encounter who you are and what you say and will make decisions based on your personal projections onto the electronical sphere we call the internet.