Friday, May 8, 2015

Efficiency is not always the answer

I was spending too much time on Facebook, so I made radical use of the "unfollow" (but not the "unfriend") option. The result is I'm spending even more time on Facebook.

On Twitter, I simply unfollowed everyone, including Emma. It's now just a place to share my blog posts and, maybe once or twice a day, a link to one of my obsessions, like writing or dance or basic income or democratic socialism.

Clearly, I am immoderate in all things, including immoderation. Okay, maybe not. But I accept one of Jesus's harsher metaphors, "if thy hand offend thee, cut it off." That's not efficient—a radical solution is never the "minimum expense" to accomplish a goal—but sometimes it's the only way to be effective.

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