Episode #235 – My PTSD Is Not TGIF (Rewrite of Episode #69)
It’s funny, you know?
We have longer life spans than ever before in the history of our species, but less time for shit. So, to clear out some of that unwanted clutter like language and such, it makes natural sense to condense our words and phrases into convenient little, digestible acronyms. Because the more you abbreviate your words the more time you save and are therefore able to accomplish more tasks in your day.
Except the task of practicing patience, that is.
Anyway, if you don’t know the meaning of SEO, FOMO, and IG, you’re DOA.
But why is it that we minimize language in the attempt to maximize brain space? And why is everyone in such a frantic hurry? Is it because we are bred to be competitive? Is it because we cherish every second of life so much that we want to stuff as much as possible into the short amount of time we are here? Is it so we can spend more of these precious moments glaring at the electronic device that projects a pretty picture through thousands of megapixels that persuades internal monologues which in turn influences buying decisions?
BTW, this is called a television.
Or a smart phone. Which they named because the phone is smarter than the person using it.
In some cases, it makes perfect sense. Like, no one wants to have to memorize the word tetrahydrocannabinol, or cannabidiol. And it’s understandable that the current youth generation believes themselves to be far evolved past the old days when words were still in their infancy and actually pronounced phonetically. God knows that one hundredth of a millisecond you saved by truncating your words is going to pay dividends. Too bad it took you half a minute to figure out how to do so.
Oh, shoot, when I mentioned television, what I meant to say was TV.
It’s funny, ya know?
Not really, actually.