a window into your life

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A ten minute window into your life

Through double glazing with the sound turned on,

You show me what you think, you do for work,

And then I scroll and see another life

All sealed up within the shiny phone screen

Safely distanced from the world

But also showing in your bedroom space,

I love this oversharing craze.

So, I’m absolutely hooked on TikTok live at the moment. There is something so mesmerising about just scrolling and randomly landing on each Live and being able to look into their world.

And if I don’t like what they are offering, I just continue scrolling until I find something interesting.

Yesterday, I was scrolling and I fell upon some guy who was dressed as a vampire. He had blood all round his mouth and he was speaking in a Eastern European accent, saying that he was craving more blood.

I then continued on and watched a mum from Louisiana selling some jewellery and asking people to join her MLM team.

I also watched somebody doing prank calls, somebody who suffered with tourettes and somebody doing readings using divining sticks. I mean, how can any TV station live up to that variety?

I have always had a strange addiction to anything that falls into the reality TV category and so TikTok Live right up my street. I believe that the draw is that I get to see how weird other people are and so I can compare my own quirks with these people.

I’m also extremely nosy, so looking into people’s bedrooms and living rooms and gardens is one of my favourite things in life.

Once I get back to work, I’m going to have to stop and probably go cold turkey because I just won’t have time to watch a fifteen year old Goth apply her make up for thirty minutes.

Expect serious withdrawal symptoms!

Much Love

Rachel xx

3 thoughts on “a window into your life

  1. Margot Kinberg

    It is so odd, isn’t it, that we can get this intimate look at people’s lives that we never could before. In ways, it’s wonderful; in ways it’s frightening. I don’t think I’d want the whole world to watch me make coffee, brush my teeth, and so on. Even in my professional life I don’t think I’d want the world watching. Still, I know it’s a fantastic way to connect with others, Rachel.

    1. patientandkindlove

      I’m on the fence, like you. I think we can learn a lot from one another and it seems to be great for small businesses to connect with their customers. But you do get some people who are opening themselves up to a lot of problems by being a little bit too open!

  2. Stuart Danker

    I don’t have this for TikTok, but I am this way for YouTube. And my guilty pleasures are drama accounts like SunnyV2. Or watching YouTubers fall into a downward spiral in front of my very eyes, like Nikocado. Gah help.

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