never thought i’d quote alec baldwin

on the high velocity nature of social media and modern relationships, baldwin writes:

“we tell ourselves that these devices help us communicate more effectively. what they actually do is allow us to bypass the person lying right next to us, across the room from us or at an airport heading home to us, in order to meet our immediate, even inconvenient, needs. to bypass their moods, their current view of us and their own desires, or lack thereof.”

baldwin was actually writing about the circumstances surrounding anthony weiner, but i think his eloquent sentiments apply to more than just the scandal-plagued.

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