This is the first of a series of montages that I’ll be producing. The series will include more world famous museums and destinations I’ve had the great fortune to visit. As a painter Paris is a Mecca and it’s easy to see why it has sustained such worldly appeal. Some day I’d like to revisit Paris. Spend at least a few months to take it all in. Enjoy my long over due labor of love. – Sifu Z
Self Portrait 3/26/23
“Origins 2023” by Z
Here is a good video and a great article on mastering social media – Wing Chun style. No more Backwards Monkey style. Fun, time saving, super efficient WC Tech rocks yer party pole.
Social media has become a ubiquitous part of modern life, providing a platform for individuals to connect with others, share information, and build communities. While there are many benefits to social media, it can also have negative consequences if not used in a responsible manner. One of the most pressing concerns surrounding social media is the pressure to constantly compete for likes, followers, and attention.
To combat the negative effects of social media, we can implement several strategies, one of which is reciprocality. By engaging with others on social media in a way that is mutually beneficial, we can foster a sense of community and support. When we follow someone who creates content that we enjoy, we should also support them by liking, commenting, and sharing their posts. This helps to create a more collaborative and positive environment where everyone benefits from each other’s engagement.
Another approach is to be a non-monetized creator, creating content purely out of passion and interest, rather than for the sake of making money. By doing so, we can reduce the pressure to constantly create content that is designed to get more likes and followers. Instead, we can focus on creating honest, meaningful content that contributes positively to the online community. This can help to combat the negative effects of social media, such as fake news and misinformation.
However, it’s also important to be aware of the dangers of a “cult of personality” and celebrity worship. When we blindly follow a particular person or group, we may become blind to their flaws and mistakes. This can be harmful, as it can lead us to accept ideas and policies that are not in our best interests. To avoid falling into a cult of personality, it’s important to be critical of the people we follow on social media. We should ask ourselves why we’re following them and what values they represent. We should also be aware of the negative effects of celebrity worship, which can harm our mental health and self-esteem.
In conclusion, social media can be both a blessing and a curse, depending on how we use it. By implementing strategies such as reciprocality, being a non-monetized creator, and being critical of the people we follow, we can turn the potential crisis of social media into an opportunity to advance as a society. When we engage with others in a positive, collaborative manner, and create meaningful content, we can build a healthier and more supportive online community… and a better World.