Me Through A Filtered World

“Hey look at this filter it’s so weird! It looks so much like a cartoon!” That’s the world we live in today. So many people live their life through these filters, and frankly speaking, I like it. In “Seeing Ourselves Through Technology, Chapter 2 (Jill Walker Rettberg),” Jill talks about how the filters we use filter out the bad parts of who we are, and that tells me so much. That tells me they try really hard to look good and need assurance, so I will give them that assurance they want so badly because I’m such a happy-go-lucky guy. The 3 things that I can say fully support this is 3 quotes from chapter 2 of “Seeing Ourselves Through Technology”: “a filter can be a piece of felt or a piece of paper that filters out dust, dirt, or other impurities,” “Facebook functions as a filter that echoes this story of constant progress, especially with the strong structure embedded in the life events in its Timeline,” and “beauty can be seen in anything, and we can learn to be grateful and should be grateful.” Altogether, this paper will be about how filters bring out the best of us, and that, to me, is quite awesome.

The first quote I noticed in the chapter “a filter is can be a piece of felt or a piece of paper that filters out dust, dirt, or other impurities,” has brought so much to my mind that I frankly see as beautiful. To show you how awesome that is, I’ll bring you to my blog. If you look at the post “Me Through a Filtered World” you’ll notice that I carefully crafted a photo of me to look a tad different. One thing that I noted was that I look much brighter, more outgoing, and overall, I look better than I did in my otherwise bland, ordinary, or even dull original photo. That alone makes me look amazing, and that I know proves my point of how filters take the dust, dirt, and impurities out of my otherwise dreary and ordinary photo.

The second quote that I noticed that provides a fantastic example of how filters can be awesome is “Facebook functions as a filter that echoes this story of constant progress, especially with the strong structure embedded in the life events in its Timeline.” To prove my point, I’ll bring you to my Facebook, more specifically 2 different posts I made on September 1, 2018 and October 23, 2016. One of my posts was me wearing pink bunny ears and pink glasses that were made from glowsticks, and the other post was the second photo on a set of 30 photos from October 23. Look at the posts and look at how much happier I am with my progress from 2 years ago and how proud everyone else is with that progress! Only one person actually liked my post from October 23 and it did have several comments, but none of them stand out and are very bland overall. The next post on September 1 doesn’t have any comments, but it has so many more likes and so many people loved that I looked so outgoing there and they did mention it the next day! I do look goofy in my photos, but overall, I love how much more outgoing I look in the one with pink bunny ears and pink glasses!

The third quote that I know supports this argument is “beauty can be seen in anything, and we can learn to be grateful and should be grateful.” To prove this, I’ll bring you to a video of a facebook of a friend of mine: Mary V Rooney. In her post, one of the comments was a guy named Steven that scoffed at her while I was being incredibly supportive of her. Note that Steven was quite harsh with his words and failed to keep how she felt in mind and how relentless everyone was because they saw the beauty in the post and how I was incredibly supportive of her, which portrayed him not seeing the inherent beauty of the actual post and how I saw the beauty of it despite the nature of the post and how other people reacted.  That alone shows that beauty can be taken from anything, and that is awesome.

Whew that took quite a lot of research! Overall though, I brought a ton of facts and a lot about how filters can be so good! The main points of this article is 3 quotes that I took from the article: a filter is can be a piece of felt or a piece of paper that filters out dust, dirt, or other impurities,” “Facebook functions as a filter that echoes this story of constant progress, especially with the strong structure embedded in the life events in its Timeline,” and “beauty can be seen in anything, and we can learn to be grateful and should be grateful.” Thanks for reading my paper everyone I had a blast looking at everything, and I enjoyed writing this paper!

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