You read the title correctly. I am leaving. I have decided the virtual world I have been living in is just not worth it any longer. I have made a decision and I stand firm.
The virtual world I have been living in mostly consists of “virtual friends”—“friends” who are not real. In the physical world, I expect a real friend to act like a brother or sister. One who has my back and I have theirs. But that is not what the virtual world I live in is like when it comes to friends.
Recently, I posted something very near and dear to me and it pertains to my real brethren—physical brothers and sisters that need some exposure…public awareness…awareness toward their struggles. But sadly, very, VERY, few of my “virtual friends” stepped up willing to be the brothers and sisters me and my real physical brethren needed.
Very few of you stepped up to assist. You didn’t necessarily let me down, but you did let down the men and women who fought for you and your freedoms. Admittedly, I take this as a slap in the face…a slap in the face by a bunch of virtual persons who pretend they are friends that truly never had my back or my brother-in-arm’s back…you were all talk while we were all action.
Go on, play your virtual world…make a virtual difference.
I have decided this entire virtual quagmire is just that…a quagmire of fakeness…and I no longer want any part of it. I did something positive last night for someone who lives in my physical world and it felt so damn good. It was something I haven’t felt in a while and something I never felt in the virtual world.
I have spent hours upon hours of time writing books, articles, blogs, posting on social media, etc. All the while, I have spent less and less time embracing the things that mean most to me…family, physical friends, nature, etc…I neglected the things that mean the most to me and I am going to get them back.
I thought I was making a difference…sharing my experiences, knowledge, thoughts, etc…I thought I was helping others by educating them on the things I know…I thought I was doing the right thing…maybe I was for some, but I wasn’t for those that mean the most to me.
I learned a very valuable lesson…the virtual world is a “me, me, me world.” I already know how much the physical world is a “me, me, me world,” but I can avoid a lot of that by physically embracing those who I really care most about who also happen to be those who truly care about me and my family.
It’s time for me to move back deeper into the physical world and step far away from the virtual.
I own property, have a barn, a small portion of ducks and chickens, plenty of land to expand my garden, and plenty of land to include livestock. I have an opportunity to truly live…live in the physical.
Don’t worry though, you will hear about me soon, I am sure.
The government already said I cannot re-dig a pre-existing pond on my property. I have been informed that collecting rain water is illegal. It is illegal to kill wild game for consumption outside pre-imposed seasons. I have been told that I cannot do many things due to social control enforced by economically driven laws—laws in violation of natural law.
If I abide by those laws, I would not be living…just like I was not living while playing around in the virtual world. But I do plan on living, just not the way I recently have been.
So, so long virtual world. If you ever wished to be embraced by me and the physical world I am going to re-take, please get your hands dirty and let the soil trickle between your fingers then look over the horizon and begin to search. The world is small enough and we will be embraced by one another…I am sure of it.