The other day I pulled out my old baseball card binder. Looking through them the idea occurred to me to see if there as an app where I could scan and see how much they were worth. I soon found a good one and was checking the values of my favorite cards.
To my surprise the ones I thought would be most valuable were only worth about a dollar. I was even more surprised to see Mookie Wilson is worth between $26 – $48 dollars! I assume this is because of a misattributed quote of his that went viral on the internet a while back.
I thought this was interesting so I posted it on Facebook. I then remembered that I really don’t like Facebook and should just use my own blog for this sort of thing and thus the reason for this post.
Many years ago I became tired of Facebook. It is a place where people post picture after picture of themselves in the quest for ‘likes.’ That is the hook, the spontaneous rush of endorphins that comes with checking to see how many ‘like’ your post. I’ve found that some of the useful aspects of keeping in passive touch with everyone are valuable but it is superficial as nobody writes each other anymore. I created a high school group and as an admin was surprised to see over 80 views on pictures I thought would be appreciated but only garner 10 or so likes.
Thus, while I do find value in keeping in superficial touch with everyone, Facebook is a vapid, addictive wasteland. I’m now pivoting back to this blog and will look to share more short updates directly here as I’m doing with this post instead of Facebook.