Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Create Your Way Out Of A Paper Bag

So, google search results for my name are awful.  Please, do me a favor and don't look at them.

But it does force me to think about something interesting, something I believe in whole-heartedly.

That is: An unbiased record encourages honesty and truth.

Even when a huge bold headline proclaims I will do something naughty with people's relatives and lists my real phone number besides, I can't take it down from google's search results.  I can weep, I can laugh.  I cannot delete it.

Instead of destruction, I must bury the negative result with mounds of content that paints you in a good light.

When faced with this problem, one must create their way above an obstacle.  You have to build results you'd be proud of.  It's a pretty cool idea, motivating me to really think about who I am and what my image is online.  I will have to work to improve that.  It will be hard work.

It has taken me most of my life to get to a point where I felt I had something to say.  I finally feel like I can really contribute when I write, rather than use writing as a learning experience or some memetic catharsis.

(Granted, it's still those too).

And of course, I realize people suffering cyber-bullying and defamation don't deserve to have to maneuver  their way past embarrassing crap.  

And now that I'm older, I am a wee bit more cautious, although I do still largely believe people who are turned off by a little bit of silliness aren't the sorts of people I wish to associate with regularly anyhow.

But it's really nice, to have to put my money where my mouth is.  I have to let my life speak for itself.

There's no delete button in life.


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