Please bear with me. It’s Friday and I need to let off a little steam. Mental health is about finding your safe place and that is what this site is. A safe place for you, and for me.
This piece is different than most of my work. If you don’t much like it, please bear with me.
I dedicate this one to my barely-18, adult son. He believes that our home will be a perfect place, if only his mom and dad would do this one thing: “Please fix the WiFi.”
I share this meditation for all of the parents out there who have children whose greatest wish is that you have better WiFi. Please share this with weary parents or with anyone who needs a little… inspiration.
Psalm 2.0: A Psalm for the WiFi Generation
Blessed are the Technophiles,
whose WiFi speeds range between 15-20 mbs or above,
whose soul never lags nor freezes,
who do not walk in step with trickling Bandwidth,
or stand in the way of Virtual Reality,
or sit in the company of adults (especially parents) who have no appreciation of the need to play first-person-shooter games.
But whose delight is Google’s Terms of Service,
and who meditate on those terms day and night.
Techophiles are like a tree planted by flowing streams of Bandwidth,
which yields it’s beautiful, unlagging fruit each and every time they surf,
no matter what time of the day,
and whose WiFi does not wither,
whatever they do prospers.
Not so the Technophobes,
the Uninformed who do not place their trust in the Internet
for they are like Net Nannies
that the blessed WiFi blows away.
Therefore the Bandwidth Bummers will not stand in the chatroom,
nor technophobes sit in the assembly of socialmediaheroes.com.
For Google watches over the way of the WiFi warriors,
but the way of Technophobia leads to destruction.
Fear not if this post does not touch your soul. Please, do not hold offense. For Google knows your heart. If you believe in your heart and follow the way of the Internet, ye shall enjoy a Bandwidth Bounty.
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previously published on smswaby