I was about to make a post similar to this, but I was going to ask the question of weather or not people thought ATS made them more paranoid and,
perhaps, adds a tinge of alarmism to the reader.
It is true that if you "unplug", you notice your worries start to fade. That is what I call normal and not necessarily "sleeping". I wouldn't
spend any time worrying about the national debt on a camping trip, but I wouldn't say that makes me ignorant so much as, eh, preoccupied with more
important things like making a fire, roasting marshmallows and fighting grizzly bears. Yeah.
I stopped watching TV with any regularity a long time ago and what I do watch online tends to be information of my choosing and I still heavily filter
what is being "cast" at me.
I am always wary of being manipulated by adverts and social pressures, but feel I am far from being in anyone's crosshairs due to my unimportantness.
Lately, though, ATS is the ticket man. Where else can you get a smattering of everything? Sure, it gets posted with the conspirational twist added by
said poster, but you can get pretty much all of the important national headlines along with, well, everything else and I happen to find most of it
interesting and at least worth a peak.
I don't really care what people say about the 3 amigos sellin out. We all know that time is limited and the best things don't tend to last long
enough, but I just take that as a hint that we're not supposed to stagnate.
I always seem to show up to parties just as they are ending anyways, so I wouldn't expect this case to be any different if ATS is on the decline like
some have said.
I am sure when I finally get around to hitting up Burning Man, there'll be a starbucks on the playa. I don't see this as being my fault as much as
an indication of other people being hasty and impatient.
Keep on husslin. I'll catch up eventually.