Death, illness, family strife, relationship difficulties — these things, amongst others, are issues you shouldn’t be sharing over Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I’ve yet to understand the significance of posting things in relation to these deeply intimate happenings. You’ve accumulated likes and thumbs up; obviously these signify condolences and sympathies of your friends and family, but when and where does privacy hold up? Typically, the average social media network ranges from 50-150+ followers; on Facebook it’s usually friends; and on Instagram and Twitter, potentially anyone.
You’ve put yourself under a microscope quite literally
I’m not saying I don’t care about the hardships ongoing in other people’s lives, but I am saying that there are boundaries.
Are these really the best platforms to express yourself? You don’t honestly have an intimate relationship with everyone on your social media network, do you?
Never will I ever admit to who or what inspired this writing.
Watching these people do cocaine, MDMA and whatever else in a bathroom doesn’t necessarily concern me; but some of them are my friends (most are acquaintances). I can’t condemn them but I certainly don’t condone their actions.
Why was I around it? The world is the reason why. I can’t control whether or not I am exposed to a certain type of situation.
I wonder what the reasoning is in their head. I mean — I wonder what caused them to ever want to try real drugs. Just to party? Experimentation? The feeling? Family or _____ matters? I’m sure they have some excuse; but I don’t even care, really.
It’s just surreal to see a person ingest a substance.
It’s not good.
Popped a molly, they sweatin’ [woo]
This brings up a morally challenging question. You’re always taught to say no to drugs and tell others the same thing. Should I care? Did I care? Do I care?
No, no and yes.
If I care for you then I would prefer you didn’t do that shit regularly. I especially pray you’re not addicted; and I would hope you realize it’s detrimental to so many aspects of your life (socially and physically). I’m sure the Venn diagram used to depict the people I sincerely care about who are drug users produces a very small margin; but who ever may fall into it are the ones I’ll get preachy towards. For the other people — my acquaintances — I hope someone cares about you too, I guess.
I just don’t think it’s the best idea.
I didn’t even know the specifics of who Rhye were until I read their interview on Pitchfork (here). Their singing, production, and visuals all feel so intimate.
Rhye’s debut album, Woman, comes out March 4th.
I suppose “experimental R&B” is the completely wrong way to describe what these people are putting out — especially Miguel. Just call it R&B, I guess.
This video is about How to Dress Well, Zodiac (Jeremy Rose), Rochelle Jordan and Miguel.