A good friend of mine who I know to be an intelligent an insightful student of life and life’s tricks, has recently started posting foolish things to social media. These include:
- banal observations
- shallow comments about current affairs
- witless persiflage.
I feel that my friend’s once noble skull that once housed a lion ready to do battle with shoddy thinking and self-deception has now been occupied by a collection of chattering, incontinent, cretinous apes. Or as if a beautiful and winsome virgin was suddenly replaced by an obese, syphilitic prostitute whose skin is covered with sores and pustules. Or as if a bakery that once served delicious cake now ties its patrons to a table and invites in a diseased orangutan to relieve itself, vomit and ejaculate in their forced-open mouths.
I wonder is the kindest thing to let him know, or to ignore the very public, and very humiliating degradation of his talents.