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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