i think i’m at a point of no return with this whole two point oh social networking scene. i’m fairly certain that if i had to communicate to a person.. in person… i might run away or hide in my hair. which actually happened today.
that’s why i feel like i need to take a step away from the facebook to analyze it’s impact on mostly me.
Self Exploration through fb profile pictures
what does it all mean? how do i censor myself? who am i? do i even exist? how many pixels wide am i? why are my tears so beautiful? am i numb inside or is it merely life that numbs itself to me?
these are common questions we all ask ourselves each day. exploring the “self” is important. i like to reflect on a daily basis. mostly by looking at my reflection in a mirror. but as we all know, your reflection is not always the face you present to the world. we often censor ourselves. essentially creating or equating reality with self. if you didn’t get that, you’re probably not smart enough to read this blog. intellectualism is not for everyone.
anyhoo, um… i need some java… totally falling asleep right now. what was i saying? oh yeah, exploring self and stuff. if you’re up for it, i really recommend an exercise from my 3 part Self-exploration Series, entitled “My Internet Reflection: What is my Facebook Profile Picture really saying?”
The exercise is simple. Look through your fb profile picture album which probably has over 100 photos of you, or 200+ if you are as gorgeous as me, and ask yourself “what is this picture saying about my inner self?”
Here is an example from my own fb self-examination.
The following photos are saying…
“Coordination is important to me.”
“i heart attention”
“Please love me”
“I can balance a rock on my forehead”
“I like to play the guitar without pants on”
“I am definitely a model”
“I’m so bored right now”
Now let’s analyze these “truth statements”:
- appearance is important to me
- being centred and spiritually aware is essential for my growth
- music strips away my outer layers
- being labeled as a “model” by other people is important because i am vain
- vanity isn’t a fault when you are really good looking
- you’re probably boring me right now
Now it’s your turn. If I’m not still bored, let me know what your personal exploration into your fb profile picts reveal about you.