Years ago, while lunching with my best friend, getting older was the topic of discussion. We both agreed that aging was not for sissies.
One of the first signs of aging is not the typical visual signals you might expect. Hair turns gray and thins very slowly for most. Making those noises your parents made when you get up might take a while for you to recognize that sign.
Knowing your doctor’s office staff by their first names, and knowing their family history might be your first clue. When your social life revolves around which specialist you are visiting this week, just maybe the hint that you are getting older might set in.
For me, it was none of those things. It was something that I said.
The conversation drifted around different topics of the day. The waiter comes up listening to us for a moment before he chimed in. He was totally clueless. His mind however was made up by some fragment of the facts someone had told him or, possibly something he had heard on the news.
My friend and I looked at each other, before I turned to glare at this kid. The phrase never before uttered by me came out rather snobbishly. ‘Sonny, you don’t know what you are talking about.’
He walked away shaking his head while my friend stared at me and laughed. “What?”
“Welcome to my world.”
I had to laugh as those words were never part of my diction.
Walking out the door my friend glanced at me and said…’They vote.’
The world is headed in the wrong direction. People without a grasp on history are controlling the narrative on social media. Major Media sources are taking foreign dollars to print, or not print stories, that would paint those sources in a bad light.
Many that I know on social media only ever talk to me when they feel compelled to show their moral ambiguities, and myopic understanding of the world while chastising me.
Sonny, you really don’t know what you are talking about. The fact checkers are twenty-year-old boys with man buns, who sit around in their undershorts putting in their time while reading from approved scripts from someone.
Get your facts from other sources other than social media, and use other search engines other than Yahoo, Google and Bing. Algorithms are a thing.