Whitman or Facebook?

Walt Waltmin and Facebook logo

Not only is there not enough time for both Whitman and Facebook, but also, more importantly, there’s not enough space in my brain.

Reading Walt Whitman makes me slow down. I can’t scroll/like/scroll/refresh as is my wont on Facebook. Facebook is drive-through fast food. Whitman is a sit-down, five-course (or at least three-course) meal. But just like stopping at Sonic for a number one with tater tots and a vanilla sweet tea can easily become a habit, scrolling Facebook can become one too. Do it too much and I start to feel lousy.

You are what you eat. I don’t want to be Facebook. I want to be Whitman. Anyone who’s been on a diet will tell you it isn’t easy to stick with it long enough to see change. But it’s possible.

I’m going to change my diet from Facebook to Whitman. And I might let my beard grow out again 😜

2 thoughts on “Whitman or Facebook?

  1. I haven’t picked up any Whitman lately, but perhaps I should. This is a great time for it. I HAVE been checking out library books on my kindle and reading not quite as voraciously as I did during my teen summers but close. I’d much rather spend time reading than indulging in the click-clique-click-clique of FB dysfunction. I followed Goat’s lead and left Woodbury Chatter, because it’s just not fun anymore.

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    • I haven’t been reading as much as I thought I would. For me, it’s lack of concentration. My mind wanders, and Facebook feeds that proclivity. I’m restricting my mornings with intention to change that.


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