Sunday, 28 December 2008

WIth great boredom comes great responsibility

Allow me to explain; We all have real life responsibilities, nothing of note there. Some of them are forced upon us, some of them we choose. An increasingly large number of us are collecting web-based responsibilities, and web-based responsibilties, unless directly tangential to a 'real life' responsibility are taken entirely of our own volition.

Unlike real life responsibilities, nothing of any real consequence happens if we don't do them...i mean, we may, inadvertantly, drive a ponytailed thirtysomething of the type frequently parodied to suicide somewhere...but nothing of any real consequence happens if we don't, for example, tag ourselves and all of our aquaintances, update our twitter on a regular basis or put in a couple of hours for our lucrative gold-farming operations. Ok, so that last one can be a nice little earner, but that's besides the point.

If you detect a hint of disdain seeping into this tirade then your faculties would not be failing you, but rest-assured that this same disdain extends to my good self. After all, this blog (of which this is the first entry) is nothing but an exercise in extending my own 'responsibilities'. We all need them, they fill a psychological whole in our oh so very empty lives.

We simply don't have enough to worry about.

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