Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Impulsive Me

Woke up thinking about how I impulsively look for and friend people on Facebook once in a while. Why do we do this? I know I'm not the only one? Is it some kind of weird addiction? You know they have green therapy now. Of course this was spearheaded in Portland. "What's green therapy," you ask? Well, counseling for those with eco-guilt. Compulsively collecting your food scraps even when you don't have access to compost, arguing with your partner over gray water for your laundry and whether you can afford solar or not - losing sleep thinking about not having solar? Yeah, we have therapy now for that. I laugh, but sign me up.

I think the next big thing will be social networking addiction anonymous. Counseling for those who have little panic attacks when the network is down or they don't have a signal on their phone. "Have you changed your network provider so you can get a signal when camping? You have a problem." I might need help.

Then again, I love that I can connect to people without the formality of a letter and without the face to face rejection/intimacy of a phone call. (That's right I just called a phone all intimate and face to face. Cause that's what it is now.) No awkward, let's get together over coffee when I haven't seen you in years. Sweet bliss of distance for us wallflowers.