You know what they say about eating after 10pm? All bad. That goes for Myspacing too. Somehow, when all the blog posts on my favorite sites have ceded and all I have left are me and my (un)Favorites list, I sometimes fall victim to the mindless marauding of a tongue-clucker. Another hoey picture of her ass? Look at this groupie ass broad, don't no one wanna see her drunken escapades night after night! What's the matter with this guy, does he think he's gonna wife that import model?
I start to get sick to my stomach after a while - disgusted at my consumption of such meaningless voyeurism, annoyed that these people are fed not only by their fans, but by people like me who inevitably click on their damn pages anyway, and my sick desire to purge myself of all the haterism in this world.
My Tita Alice lent me this book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, and it definitely has helped me let go of all my judgemental behaviors I was putting on the world. Although I do believe that certain things should be abolished (ism's, per se), as aforementioned in previous posts, I definitely have to choose my battles. Here's an excerpt:
There are three components of the Law of Least Effort...the third component is defenselessness, which means that your awareness is established in defenselessness, and you have to relinquish the need to convince or persuade others of your point of view. If you observe people around you, you'll see that they spend ninety-nine percent of their time defending their point of view. If you just relinquish the need to defend your point of view, you will in that relinquishment, gain access to enormous amounts of energy that has been previously wasted.
In laymens terms, It is what it is. So instead of wasting all that time and energy projecting your moral restrictions on others, spend some if it making yourself better. In my case, I'll crack open a book every time I get the urge to pointlessly surf the web. But I do admit, it's an every day struggle...