The human brain, no matter how awful a decision-maker it is, always finds a way to witness things in the light of right and wrong. Take, for example, a thief formulating the plan to execute a bank robbery which can subject him to the risk of being caught and imprisoned. Somewhere in the back of his mind, he’s very much aware that it’s unethical and harmful. But he still decides to flip the coin hoping for a positive outcome which can drive his problems away.
Until a year back, I was this thief shying away from the problems. The thief who had found her bait in social media. It felt like an alarm clock embedded in my head. Something that would buzz every few minutes (and sometimes even seconds) as a wake-up call to the fact that I have a virtual existence on the internet too. And every time it felt that something new wasn’t coming up, I would give the alarm clock a reason to buzz more frequently by posting something not necessarily relevant to anything or anyone out there. But it’s all good until it isn’t.
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