The archetypal Taurus personality traits are not compatible with social media, as this advice-seeker has discovered. Should Taurus stay off social media? Get my answers and the always pertinent thoughts of the commenters.
Dearest loveliest Mystic,
Have you ever considered how social media is both a blessing and a curse for us Taureans? We get to socialize from a distance and still enjoy our luxuries while we slog on the day to day, keeping track of news around our high-thread nap schedule. But then there’s the curse with people on social media: people on social media. It gets worse: people on social media with political views. Worse still: people on social media with unethical behavior. I’m getting so angry with people!
Why can’t they just use common, empirical sense to a high – nay almost ascetic – standard? Is that too much to ask? I realize that, as a Taurean, my nose is spring-loaded because it’s so used to getting repeatedly cut off to spite my face and perhaps I’m at breaking point. My friends agree and say my ethics are too stringent (but they’re Geminis who can’t keep track of feuds so let’s take that with a grain of artisanal salt).
Can you be the Middle Mystic in this? I’m unfollowing people at such a rate my newsfeed will be empty in a week.
With love and maybe an eyebrow raise, Venus Verticordia
Social Media? Taurus is more papyrus and indigo ink scrawled love notes that smell faintly of iris and tuberose
Dearest Venus Verticordia,
Well, I have not thought of social media as “both a blessing and a curse” for Taurus, as such but Taurus is about standards and discernment. You need the equivalent of a ‘high thread count’ rating for social media. Or a door bitch to guard your V.I.P. inner sanctums. Think of Machiavelli trailed by martial artist monk guards. Or Donatella power napping beneath surrealist masterpieces as minions manage the mass opinion flow.
Taurus and social media do not seem a natural fit in some ways. Taurus is more papyrus and indigo ink scrawled actual love notes that smell faintly of iris and tuberose, left under the pillow. I think also stationery snob – paper has thread count too you know – and opinions honed from years of perfecting and quality information gathering.
Are you relating? Social media can be a toxic cesspool – I have to turn off my ‘messaging’ function on Facebook. It was a message with a GIF that involved a lit up cross (with light bulbs no less) revolving and a “burn, witch” rant that did it. But it can be an extraordinary way to connect and to quickly access information. Personally, I prefer to connect with my readers/members via the site. And my personal use of it is Tumblr for image-finding and Twitter, for news flow. Both of those are less chatty.
It is also healthy to go on a social media cull every now and then. I know Taurus people like to ‘keep’ things (note the tact) but aerating your bookmarks, go-to daily reads and the people/things you follow is good for your consciousness.
What does everyone else think?
Image: Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello – Numero China