“Mutually caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other’s achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain. We need to accept the fact that it’s not in the power of any human being to provide all these things all the time. for any of us, mutually caring relationships will always include some measure of unkindness and impatience, intolerance, pessimism, envy, self-doubt, and disappointment.”―Fred Rogers, You Are Special
“However, such a move seems to imply the utopian view that you can bring people into close virtual proximity and have everyone simply get along splendidly. McLuhan was closer to the truth: we will face arduous interfaces and abrasive situation regardless of how benign the companies and how ethical the design.”
—L.M. Sacasas, “No. 17: Arduous Interfaces.” The Convivial Society. May 18, 2019.
“Monica helps you organize the social interactions with your loved ones.
Organize. Follow-up. Strengthen your relationships.
Monica is for people who have jobs, a family, and are busy trying to find a good work/life balance. So busy, that they don’t have time anymore to remember to call a friend, say happy birthday to a nephew, or remember to invite someone special for dinner next week.”
Either a sign of an impending Apocalypse or exactly what you’ve been looking for. Take your pick.
If she’s amazing, / she won’t be easy. / If she’s easy, / she won’t be amazing.
If she’s worth it, / you won’t give up. / If you give up, / you’re not worthy.
Truth is / everybody is going / to hurt you, / you just gotta / find the ones / worth suffering for.