Being Human in a Hijacked World

We’ve all been hijacked.

Almost certainly, you can reflect on your day thus far and see how you succumbed to reacting to the world — likely not even the real world — instead of living on your own terms.

Social media companies round us up, offering faux connection if we participate in their phony advertisement-based business models that are strongest when our attention is stolen which occurs when we aren’t in control.

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This Day Counts

I started a select few days of my senior year of high school with half-hour runs on the treadmill, a decent breakfast and a cold shower.

On these days, I’d be sitting in my first class of the day when I realized more than just how ready I was to visit the bathroom after getting a head start on my daily water intake goal. I’d realize how different my surroundings felt after I grabbed hold of the morning.

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More Months in a Holding Pattern

I’m quite conflicted over how to feel about the first half of 2018.

On one hand, I’ve attended six of the first eight Verizon IndyCar Series races of the year and was present for three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rounds in a row at Long Beach, Mid-Ohio and Detroit.

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Bamboozled Against Gerrymandering

Very recently, I was walking in Downtown Detroit. If you’ve recently paid a visit to the D, you’ve likely at least seen or at most been pestered by a few persons with clipboards going on about how Jerry is having trouble learning Mandarin.

At least, that’s what it sounded like when I first encountered these people, given my lack of competence on the subject they wanted to raise my awareness of.

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