Dear Open Letters,
I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various concerned family members who want to know about my well being but because of my elaborate lifestyle. they need to understand the pressing issues of our time… So this is what I need to say … And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.
I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe that any opinion of irrelevant pop culture or social tolerance you may have will nurture the process of somebody developing their own opinion. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s reassuring uneducated youth to pick a definite side for something that will never concern them or to reiterate a troubled, defiant soul that ironically believing in said opinions will further their imprint in any relevant sense.
Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other well orchestrated public document, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your convenience in a technology populated world.
I am happy to hear I am somewhat of voice for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you because nobody else was clever enough to speak for a (as described by the dictionary) "letter, often critical, addressed to a particular person or group of people but intended for publication."
The World Wide Web doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up on Reddit as a result of being prostituted, “they” will be sunning themselves on their giant Microsoft super databases, which they bought by our thirst for a sedentary lifestyle and you will find yourself very alone.
None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the Facebook posts mistook lust for love. If they want you for a short termed opinion that doesn’t mean they give a f— about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f— about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a f— about establishing original thought. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped.. and that includes nobody on the planet.
Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young trend by anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our Buzzfeeds or Gawkers to walk around naked in it because of all the hits and showers of "Share"'s or "RT's" , a distressing majority of whom barely understand associated "media".
You are worth more than your content or number of characters. The world of "Internet Journalism" doesn’t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are e-zines who want you on their cover, or whatever.. Don’t be under any illusions.. ALL of them want you because they’re making much traffic off your simple opinions and your celebrity endorsements.. which they could not do except for the fact your misjudged impact makes you blind to the evils of trolls and One Direction bandwagoners. If you have an innocent heart you can’t recognise those who do not.
I repeat, you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the World Wide Web make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either. Don’t think for a moment that any of them give a flying f— about you. They’re there for the idle small talk.. you're there because its your goddamn right to be. It has always been that way and it will always be that way. The sooner an Open Letter gets to know that, the sooner that PEOPLE wont waste energy pushing their beliefs on ANYBODY.
Real empowerment of yourself as a nuisance would be to in future refuse to exploit your brainwashing potential or junking up my fucking Twitter feed in order for men to justify their sexism. I needn’t even ask the question.. I’ve been internet trolling long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you helping chowder heads sound intelligent. It’s really not at all cool. And it’s sending dangerous signals to other young idiots. Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your format is for you and people who dont know what social networking is. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy spunk-spewing dirtbag who bought Grand Theft Auto V (instoresnow).
Whether we like it or not, letters on the internet are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other fucking degenerates. The message you keep sending is that it’s somehow cool to be prostituted.. it’s so not cool Open Letters.. it’s dangerous. Open Letters are to be valued for so much more than their influence. you aren’t merely a document of information. I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers.. that they and you are worth more than what is currently going on in this stupid fucking world. Kindly fuckoff so that any motherf—er who doesnt know how to express opinions can grow up, because they don’t care about you.
David Zoe Leon
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