Remember being in high school? Remember how you would do things without really understanding why you were doing them? Maybe to be cool… or to impress someone… or to be like everyone else, or to be liked by everyone else… or maybe you saw someone on TV, some kid, and you thought “that’s what kids are supposed to be like“ so you better try real hard to be like that kid or else people are going to think you’re weird…
When do you grow out of that?
You are on the Internet, browsing Reddit or scrolling through Facebook. Or maybe you’re a hip young millennial swiping through TikTocs and bingeing Netflix shows.
But then, you see something that you cannot stand. You cannot pass by this atrocity against humanity. You need to speak! You need to bring attention to this horrendous plague, this vile attack, this, this… social injustice!
I play this game called “Flow”. It’s a mobile game that’s been around almost as long as smart phones. Basically, you connect the different colored dots. Sometimes it’s pretty straight forward. Sometimes there’s lots of lines wrapping around each other. Quite often, because I’m drawing these lines so quickly, the line just doesn’t go where I want it to go.
I was working on some computer stuff the other day and decided to turn on the TV. Avengers: Infinity War was on. So I watched for a bit. I got pulled away and by the time I returned to the TV the movie was over. But I just really really really wanted to watch the movie… So I thought, since I own it, I would watch from the point where I left off.
However, I watched Avengers: End Game instead.
I’m sitting here playing a game on my phone. My nephew likes to play this game also. It’s a puzzle game called Flow.
And I’m thinking about how good I am at this game. Like, look at the puzzle a couple seconds and then just complete in one stroke.
Pretty awesome, if I do say so myself; but also catches me off guard sometimes as to how easily I solved this puzzle.
In keeping with the tradition of learning a lesson I almost immediately forget I’d like to posit an interesting and confusing statement:
It isn’t about NOT doing something. It’s about DOING something.
Let’s start with the truth. I don’t like Apple.
The company, not the fruit.