In this sketch by John Lennon, John and Yoko are pictured running away from photographers, an early-1970's version of paparazzi. Tame by today's standards, but they still felt that they were always under the microscope, anytime they ventured out in public.
Some would say that's the price of extraordinary success and celebrity. Of course, paparazzi today have ratcheted that up to an alarmingly invasive degree, and it's hard to still believe that it's deserved by those who achieve that kind of success.
I don't feel that this card reflects that kind of fame, though.
Today, we're all famous (or, at least, most of us are). If you're on social media, in addition to your own circle of family and friends, you are probably connected to many others (some of which, you don't really know at all).
And when you post your thoughts, dreams, theories, philosophies, rants, etc., many more people than you realize get to see them. Those who agree, and in some cases disagree, are apt to like, comment or share those posts with their circle of friends. And so on.
You have the opportunity to influence, to some degree, many more people than you ever probably thought you would. Not long ago, before there was even MySpace, that seemed pretty far-fetched. But now it's so easy, you don't even realize it.
That's what I think this card is about.
It's about thinking twice before you post something online, even if you're so very sure that your shrouded in privacy. It's about responsibility. If what you want to post isn't something that you would say to someone in person, or it's something you wouldn't want someone else to hear, consider not posting it at all.
We expect celebrities to live up to certain standards, and to act responsibly when they give interviews or engage with others on social media. Now that it's so easy to connect with so many, we should all live up to those standards.
We're all famous.
This card comes from an oracle deck I created based on the artwork of John Lennon.
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