Here's what I had to say in my last post:
This may be a little “TLDR,” but it will be my last post for a while, so bear with me.
I’m a social scientist. I’m very proud to say that I am, in fact, a real scientist. Granted, I’m not into quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or astrophysics, but I am a researcher, and mostly, a teacher. I’m well versed in behavior theories enough to know when something is awry and needs to be either limited or eliminated. I’m at that point with Facebook.
I believe that Facebook is a wonderful tool by which people can connect with people, businesses, organizations, and events with which they want a relationship. It also is a way in which people can insulate, inculcate, and withdraw from a civil discourse in the greater community outside the pixilated walls we create. In short, I’ve seen too much hate, bigotry, ignorance, and anti-intellectualism on here that I am feeling overwhelmed by it. I also must protest Facebook’s use of our information to conduct experiments on us. I am not willing to be complicit by my own inaction to this activity on Mr. Zuckerberg and friends’ part.
Instead, I am hoping to enrich my own experiences. I have spent far too many hours on Facebook. It’s not healthy for me and for those whom I love dearly. I would rather talk to them in person or on the phone rather than see “feeds” as our lives pass by. This is not an indictment or some kind of vilification of those who use Facebook. This is me, getting in touch with who I am and what I want out of life. I am not finding it here on Facebook.
So, with that, I ask that if you want to see what I’m up to, please give me a shout at (913) 558-1142. Or better yet, let’s get together and discuss grandiose philosophies over tea. I’m going to maintain my SMNW Orchestra Alumni page, SMNOFI page, along with the pages for my music business and books, because as a business owner and teacher that just makes sense. Now it’s time for me to read books, do some research, write some music and a book or two, and reconnect with the people in my life the old-fashioned way. I wish you only the very best and I hope that we stay in contact, because if you’re reading this, you’re important to me.
Yeah, so that's it. Now what? Well, hopefully the people who matter are reading this and know how much they mean to me. As for me and mine, well, we're going to be reading, writing, researching, and making connections. Because, that's what's really important.