Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Farmer in the Dell
The nature of peer pressure has changed dramatically. Farmer Internet has grown peer pressure like an irradiated turnip plantation: Not only can friends pressure their peer no matter where [or when] you are, but they can somehow force you to participate in stressful resource management competitions. It's high school dance committee all over again.
It's like that dream in which you're at work, scrambling to figuratively herd cats as you compete for a promotion, except that you are not dreaming, are not at work, are literally (albeit, digitally) herding animals, yet will reap no bounty from the lost time, lost sleep, and added anxiety.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
My advice: Shut down your delusional cucurbit and gather tangible candy. Life will be all the sweeter for it.