If you had to choose between making a public idiot out of yourself in one night or do fifty stupid things in one year that only you knew about, what would you choose?
Me personally, I would rather commit fifty stupid things that only I knew about. The stupid things in life that you do, you regret right away. As time goes on, you look back on those memories and laugh at yourself. You try to think of the reasons for doing what you did, but your mind goes blanket. Life is all about doing things in the moment. If you don’t ever do things you wouldn’t normal do or be spontaneous, what great memories would you create? Though they say to think before you act, acting before you think is more of an adventure. Sometimes things don’t play out the way you'd hope they would, but that's life. Making an idiot of myself in public is something I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to do. Doing such acts to resemble myself as a fool is different when there's a crowd. People will be aware of what you did whether you want them to forget it or not. The thought of you being a fool will sit in the back of their minds. In this world, people are judged for anything you can think of. You will be teared down and picked apart for making a fool of yourself. But you can’t be teared down if you stand tall. If you are able to disregard the comments people make towards you, making an idiot out of yourself doesn’t seem so bad. Unless you’re like me. I stand tall but slowly start to crumble and after awhile, I fall. Nobody has the same opinion on everything and that’s normal. Some would agree with my reasoning for doing fifty idiotic things rather than being a public humiliation, others would not. It all comes down to how you deal with the weight of the world and what you let get to you. I am not capable of embracing the things that would be said about me if I were a public humiliation like some people are able to do. I’d be happier knowing that the fifty foolish acts I did where safe with me. If I ever wanted to share those moments, I’d be able to. This way I pick and choose what the world knows about me.
For my electric art project, I inserted a series circuit inside of a can. I chose to do this item because of the meaning behind the sculpture. My meaning for the sculpture is how I appear to others versus how I am inside. People tend to believe that I am heartless and careless of myself and others. When people view me, they don’t see much. Though how I am viewed is not how I truly am nor feel. When you first observe my can you see that it is ordinary, once you look inside you begin noticed that your thought of me was totally wrong. Inside I have lights that represent my true self. I have a heart that I use to care and look after others. I prefer for people to view me the same as they always have. If people truly knew how I am as a person, they would mistaken my kindness for weakness.
Who I believe I am while I am online is a silly independent young women. I post funny images and appealing videos. I also believe that I am seen as serious but yet still playful. I like to do things for myself and have a good time while doing so.
I think people perceive me as a woman who fights alone. This woman has multiple personalities that describe her depending on how her day is going. One moment she could be a ball of joy and the next she might catch fire. That is how I think people perceive me.
Before I post something online I think about who it might offend. If it might be rude to some people or if they might get a kick out of it.
A pro of sharing is that it might make someone's day and make them laugh a bit. A con of sharing is that it might offend someone. That is why i have to consider what I am doing before I post.
How it has impacted our lives is simple. Nobody really pays attention to what they are posting or saying online which is lack of control. Even when you go to delete something you never have control of deleting because you never know who might have it, it’s permanent. As soon as you post something you do not have time to think about what you are doing or not being able to think twice. It happens in an instance and you can not do anything about it. Once it is uploaded it is there, forever. Since the internet works how it does it has changed everyone involved in it. It has taken away the meaning of living. Rarely anyone reads the newspaper for sports or important stories. People rather look at their friends latest status update. Now a days if you do something without technology it's the old fashion way, technology is the new fashion.