Since September 2022, a motto + practice of mine has been: "Use AI. Don't let AI use you."
With my prompting, this post's image was generated by AI on NightCafe.
In dominant reality, gruesome things are still featured
on big and little screens everywhere, all the time.
According to Big Media, life is one dreary cataclysm after another...
so I've never understood why so many want/accept/tolerate even morrrre
bloodiness and twisted depravity in their leisure and entertainment, too.
Fiction and film regularly demean life, belittle sacred promises and mock virtue.
This backward and inverted tendency is similar to a hospital hanging pictures
of diseased and decaying bodies on the walls of patients trying to heal.
We become what we look at.
So let's imagine, expect and behold more beautiful things!
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾