|Originally Titled The Societal Pack|
Last time Reblogged May 2019
|Classic Eggshell Moments – Redbubble Designs|
People, Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them!
Or, as a friend of mine believes it should read … can’t put them through the wood chipper.” I thank Gramma, aka Angie of King Ben’s Grandma, regarding her comment from the original, The Societal Pack, published a couple of years ago. I opted to use her comment as the title to re-work the content for this post, and what a great way to kick off the new year 2022!
The design that the post initially sat with was, in fact, the one below,
This happens to be one of my key sellers even today. It was published to Redbubble as a design in March 2016, so it’s nearly six years of age in so far as how public viewings go. Although, l designed it back in 2012, so now it is ten years of age as a My Life Thought Design.
It was created when l lived in the caravan [2009 – 2012] because it was apt to my life and the lifestyle choices l was living by. I simply didn’t interact with many people, and l preferred that. I wrote a poem about my life then also called With Privileges which was last published here in June 2019 when l was simply known as .. the ancient white boy that lives out back. I was so forgotten by the people that no one knew who l was, and they didn’t care. Neither did l!
|On a Covid level – this design is very apt l feel ….|
In the early days of my then Asperger’s Syndrome later adult diagnosis or what is merely now known today as a Grade 1 ASD diagnosis, l was more than happy to not be seen by people or even see them. I was more than glad to know very few people because it is confirmed whether people like to acknowledge it or not – BUT, the fewer people you know, the less shit you have. Should you wish, you can dumb it down, and still, it equals the prominent – fewer people you have in your life and the less complication you have in your life.
People are famous for overcomplicating simplicity as well as some are deserving of the ol’ woodchipper treatment!
I can be a complicated person at times myself; l have been described in WordPress over the years as complex and convoluted by my friends here – but when it comes to being social, l have to be brutally harsh here and say l prefer less now.
In recent times in this blog alone, that has become more of a lifestyle choice, and noticeably so. I prefer to have less now over more with regards to followers. Quality over quantity is my new philosophy, especially for my personal blog.
I don’t pretend to be popular or overly social on any of my media accounts, and l don’t have many – here and Facebook and l don’t need lots of people. I do have an Instagram account but don’t use it.
More recently, l have decided to NOT utilise any social media accounts with the business and only work to master the productivity and efficiency of SEO. The latter is the most effective strategy for a business l think and also because l am becoming adverse to too much socialness now.
I recently slimmed down my Facebook account from 31 people to 11. Of that l can further identify, l can easily remove another 5, which will also happen sometime this month. My mobile phone only holds two numbers and l have terminated my contract with Virgin and therefore have decided l no longer need an active phone.
Plus, here in my blog, l am trying to keep my readership/engagement numbers to realistic social and compatible to me levels. I no longer need lots of people in my life, and l no longer tolerate being socially overwhelmed.
The whole reason behind the renewal of this autism design series was to see how much l have changed in my outlook as an Aspie/autist over the years since 1] the designs themselves were initially created and 2] to see how l have personally changed attitude-wise to the original articles that l journaled for the designs which were penned initially in 2016 for publishing in the Redbubble Journal feature.
The big question that was the consideration to the rewriting of the original posts supporting the designs was – Would l write these articles differently today – X number of years on?
As Sally would say and did …. repeatedly, Yes, Yes, Yes and OH YES!!
Whilst the leading design is still very much ME. l can also see through the Redbubble sales figures favoured by buyers, four other formats support the less is more quality sociality philosophy – as you can see above and below. These are all top-rated sellers as well.
Have l changed, therefore? Of course, because everyone changes, it is inevitable. It’s like a passage of our lives to change, adapt and evolve. I am no different – but more importantly – am l less social or more social today than l was in my yesterdays?
That’s a good question l feel.
There is no right or wrong answer to this. However, through observation, others could pass a judgement and perhaps suggest that l am less social now than when l first started this blog in 2017.
That would be a fair assessment; l cannot deny that it’s a truth – l am perhaps less social than l was four years ago. I am, however, still community-oriented. I care about the people l class as my friends. The only difference is that l don’t have to have thousands of readers to be social. I simply have to have the right friends to be social. On that level, as in ‘less is more, l am doing fine as in realistically social.
The first publishing of this content in support of the design back in 2016 to Redbubble and again here in my blog in 2019 was hyperfocused on autism, behaviours, society, stereotypical behaviours, emotions, and taboo. This publishing focuses on being social, not being overly social, and not being falsely optimistic in regards to sociality.
The design for me today is still a favourite, but all it does in my eyes is promote quality friendship. The truth is this … the more people you think you need to know and have in your life means the more troubles and complications you will introduce to your life.
That’s not for me thanks.
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