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as a zoomer I really do find it crazy how people’s perceptions of their own lives are constantly filtered and purified through media consumption and self-romanticizing. mfs be like “I’m going through a character arc rn” my brother in Christ you got dumped by your 17-year old girlfriend on a Wendy’s date and now you’re self-medicating with overpriced weed

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by coldhealing

“Practically, there was no way they were alternating between using all these objects when they were not filming, but there’s nothing wrong with a little artifice when it makes a pretty image.” The second statement is true, but to be fair, the only thing that seems particularly staged is the camera. Many a girls’ nights dinner has looked exactly like this. (t. recently graduated female)

Great read. That first tiktok screenshot particularly resonated with me -- I’ve felt and thought the same way she is describing, but alongside the gnawing consciousness that I’m also an overly online zoomer and have been formed by the internet media I consume. Loops and cycles of, “I think I’m self-aware, but would a truly self-aware person *really* think so?” and “I’m #notlikeothergirls, but clearly I am much like other girls” just leaves me feeling convinced that I’m autistic.

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by coldhealing

Aspirational Art is becoming the dominant trend lately. Is this something good or bad? I'm just a millennial but I always had the old craving of turn off my desires and see the world how it really is.

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by coldhealing

as a current highschool senior, it’s been really amusing to watch the gambling meme spread throughout my generation. the half ironic gambling tiktoks really are only half ironic. It’s not uncommon to see people with Stake open on their laptops during classes. at lunch the boys in my year run a rather formal casino with chips and a ledger to track who owes who. probably a fad but interesting nonetheless

I lost $18 on poker just today

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"Picking physical locations as stages for identity performance" really took me back to my high school experience. A lot felt staged then to me, to attract something or someone.

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Beautiful as always

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by coldhealing

well done as always

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the gen z girls, creating memories. but memories of what. being so normal as to barely exist..

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