My husband refuses to read the articles on this matter, as he believes the newspapers are exploiting the case through sensationalism. I do agree, but I find that I am still curious, so I secretly follow the recent updates on the case!
I especially like to follow it on Twitter – #OscarPistorius. On Twitter I can read all the latest updates, without buying the newspaper – although I am sure somewhere someone is making money from all my Twitter-reading…
I am not going to speculate about what really happened – it is so easy to get lost in a case like this: I find myself imagining where Oscar must be sleeping. Is it on a cell floor? I imagine him lying there. And how must it feel after being used to comfy duvets and a probably beautiful shower at home? Etc, etc!
My main conclusion from this whole matter, is that we so easily tend to live our lives through other people’s lives. I recently took Facebook off my phone, and I find that I am on Facebook much less! In fact, I am rarely on Facebook anymore. Once you are on Facebook, you start looking at other people’s lives – what are they doing, how exciting their lives look, where have they checked in, how does their boyfriend/girlfriend look, and so forth. We focus so much on other people’s lives, be it Oscar Pistorius, a favourite band or Facebook friends, that we end up not living our own lives and creating our OWN excitement and photo moments.
I am taking my attention off the way that other people live their lives, and LIVING AND CREATING MY OWN.
As they say: peace, out!