Gaze not on beauty too much, lest it blast thee; nor too long, lest it blind thee; nor too near, lest it burn thee. If thou like it, it deceives thee; if thou love it, it disturbs thee; if thou hunt after it, it destroys thee. If virtue accompany it, it is the heart's paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul's purgatory. It is the wise man's bonfire, and the fool's furnace.
- Quarles, English Poet (1592-1644)
For those of us who are daily users, I honestly believe that social media has changed the way our brains are wired. Just consider this, if you log in to Facebook on a daily basis, it changes the way you think. How so? If you’re a daily Facebook user, and you go out to a club or you climb a mountain or you see a beautiful sunset, part of your brain is enjoying it, but don’t deny it – there’s also another part of your brain that’s thinking, this is going to make an awesome post on Facebook!
Which leads me to my philosophical question . . .
If a man goes to a ballgame, and he doesn’t post it on Facebook, did the ballgame really happen?