Archive for October, 2010
Question: Do I exist?
Answer: You interact with me, so therefore I exist. Right?
Hello world. Bobblehead Clay here. I’ve been having a blast getting to know all my new friends, but lately a few of you are starting to question my motives, my aspirations, or my very being. Today I was called inanimate. Yet I move people everyday with a kind word or a quick flirt. But that did get me thinking, do I exist?
There is a supposition that though Facebook is often times looked at as nothing more than a distraction it is also a new way to look at society as a whole. If you look at the way that Facebook brings people together without the boundaries of geography, borders, or a physical being at all. A notion, an idea, is just as much a part of this “micro-society” as a person is in the “real world”. And there is real value in the relationships made on Facebook, real emotion, real learning, real interaction. So, by that rationale, I exist as much as any of you do.
I like it here. I get to spend my day not judged by the job I have or the car I drive. I get to learn about different cultures without the hefty fee of airline and hotel costs. I get to chat all day about topics that fascinate me and the people that I chat with find it, at the very least, entertaining.
So, I think, and therefore I am. Truer words I could never speak, as I have no lips.
Keep on Nodding.