“This is not the way things are supposed to be!” is a very faithful response. Cry out.
People often inquire about others’ favorite books, but to ask about one’s most life-changing suggestion, with the intention of stimulating that ‘butterfly moment,’ well, that is a very intentional inquiry.
It is so hard, in the midst of it, to see online dating as anything other than a means to an end—but it became much more palatable for me once I began to understand it as a life stage in its own right.
Even digital art or an online article, infinitely reproducible and instantly transmissible, is not timeless nor placeless because it comes from a specific person to an audience.
Some days might call for an extra dab of peanut butter and others for rivers of jelly.
Now, in the grand scheme of things, does it actually matter that people know you wore the same dress (gasp!) TWICE in your life?
Technology really is a sticky wicket, or sticky widget I suppose, particularly if we are referring to classroom computers.
“Seeing Caribbean fruits on European starches makes me uncomfortable” prompts the listener toward empathy while “You are a traitor to pizza!” will only cause them to clam up.
You’ll probably have to develop a strong stomach vis-a-vis mouse carnage, but it’s a tough world.
I want to get at the heart of your questions by offering some modest but practical advice for cultivating a more omnivorous media diet.