Emotions in the age of Memes

2020 has no doubt been one of the hardest years. From the sudden death of famous NBA player, Kobe Bryant, to fighting the current global coronavirus pandemic, and with elections around the corner, we can easily forget to take care of ourselves. Our health, whether it’s physically, mentally or emotionally, it’s important to make sure we are protecting it. Often times, our way of escape is by looking at memes. Whether it’s political or not, memes have a way of stating exactly what we feel. They can make us laugh as easy as they can get us mad or even educate us on certain things. Memes have the power to get us out of our “filter bubbles” by educating us on other communities or perspectives. An Xiao Mina shares in an interview that using a private browser will give us the opportunity to search memes or anything else, and get the thoughts and perspective of the opposite of what we usually search for. When speaking about memes, an xiao mina says, “take care of yourself, and make sure you’re aware of your emotions.” Hearing this brought comfort in some way, because it reminded me that although I’m trying to keep up with the current viral memes, my emotions, come first. I come first. Meedan

Zoom life 2020