Sometimes I worry that I have too many movie reviews and too much commentary on professional sports on www.pablochiste.com. What writing about such topics signifies to me is that not enough interesting things are happening in my daily life to write about. So instead I take the role of the spectator and critique entertainments that I have no part in.
But there is a fallacy to this train of thought, a dangerous fallacy. Because while it is obvious when watching a movie or a sporting event that you are not part of the action (even though the ultimate goal of a movie is for an audience to completely lose itself in it and when I watch a football game on television I often think where I’m standing in the room has a direct correlation on whether the ball gets kicked through the uprights), when you are writing about events in your life you take yourself out of the action too.
When you write about something, you are no longer part of the moment. You are the observer and therefore no longer the subject. The mind can only be conscious of so much and if you are trying to collect every minute detail for later recording there is a chance you can not see the forest for the trees. Not to mention that facts change as time passes and the memory creates its own reality.
And so for once society and technology are on the same wavelength as me. If you’re going to bother to write, it is better to just transcribe every thought in 140 characters or less.