Pamela Anderson has chosen serenity. Freedom. An unencumbered life. Zen. She has, as of yesterday, liberated herself from the steely grip of modern technology to fully embrace the “peaceful sexy life” that has long beckoned to her.
Anderson, the star of Baywatch, unlikely something or other of Julian Assange, and burgeoning poet, has quit social media. “This will be my last post” on any platform, she wrote in a sprawling, lyrical Instagram caption, which is accompanied by one of her old glamour shots. In her characteristic style, she explained,
I’ve never been interested in social media
now that Im settled into the life Im genuinely inspired by
reading and being in nature
I am free
Thanks for the love
Indeed, it is true — the legendary poster has left the platforms, and she has rejoiced. “#hallelulia,” she wrote in her final tweet, which includes a link to her Instagram post. Meanwhile, here we remain, compulsively and endlessly scrolling until our eyes cry from strain.
Though it doesn’t have to be that way. As Pamela writes,
Lets hope you find the strength and inspiration to follow
and try not to be seduced
Thats what THEY want and can use to make money
over your brain-
That’s right. Pamela said, “You have nothing to lose but your chains.” So which path do we choose? We could remain on social media, addicted to the dopamine rush we get from every like or form of engagement. Or we could join her and welcome a new existence, one of