Sunday, 13 November 2011

Living Vicariously through Tumblr...

A recent quote from hometown boy Drake really resonated with me:

"I'm really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn't matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they're just taking these images and living vicariously through other people's moments. It just kills me. Then you'll meet them and they're just the biggest turkey in the world. They don't actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It's scary man, simulation life that we're living. It scares me."

As a Tumblr user, I started to think about why I actually had an account.  Sure the things posted there are hilarious as hell.  But when I see some  memes of why people are "single", "forever alone", and how "no one will ever appreciate my quirkiness or find it endearing!!", I start feeling miserable because I begin to think it's true. 

Now I don't want to sound like this is a pity post.  Because after reading Drake's quote up there, I started to wonder:  "Why?!"  Why do I spend my time on Tumblr looking at funny pictures and feeling sorry for myself?  Why do I have to watch such cute things on the internet and wish my life was different when it could very well be?!

Why do I have to live through other people's moments and pity myself when I could just go out and DO MORE to make myself proud.  Do more to go and get what I want instead of following it on the internet? 

I want to be more than just a copy cat. More than just an emulator on the internet.  More than just a sad sack wishing reality was better.  

I know I'm more than just a nobody on the internet.  And for that, I am going to go out and get what I want instead of wishing my life was better.  

(I know this post sounds lame, but Drake, thank you for saying something I actually agree with.) 


  1. You know, after reading that quote I've actually felt the exact same way. I have a Tumblr account and all and the stuff there IS really funny but he's right. Most of the people there start getting on people and saying what's cool and what isn't.

    I'm not a HUGE tumblr user or anything but Drake's quote definitely has some truth to it.

    Great post!

    x, I

  2. Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

    Wow Drake's quote is so great! I don't use tumblr but I've seen a lot of girls post photos of embracing lovers, skinny models, colourful macaroons (haha!), 'alternative' bands, hot people smoking etc etc! As 'nice' and stylish as it looks, I'd prefer to see photos they took of their life and style themselves!!

    I agree; great post! xx

  3. wow... I have a whole other view towards Tumblr now. i agree with the comment above me also!