Sunday, May 5, 2013
Are you familiar with Pinterest? My guess, is that if you are female you are, if you are male, you are not. For those of you in the latter category, let me enlighten you. Pinterest is a virtual interest board. Remember the old days when you had a cork board above your desk and you would use a thumb tack to pin inspiring quotes or pictures you cut from magazines? Now you can do that virtually with a Pinterest account. Sounds fun right? Well, it is. Actually, it is quite addictive. (Thanks for getting me hooked Jen...)
Although it may sound innocent enough, I believe there are hidden dangers. Oh yes, there is always the obvious, time off from reality and spent in fantasy away from family and friends is never good for you. But, there is a darker, more sinister danger lurking. Something so serious, that I want to warn you today....
Inside the head of every woman who is actively on Pinterest, there are about 6 different personalities. You could go so far as to say, that Pinterest may be contributing to Multiple Personality Disorder in women of this generation. The worst part, is that these personalities don't get along.
If you were to look at a woman's collection of boards for example, you would find such contradictions as a board on healthy weeknight dinner recipes, and another on dessert. There may be a board on exercise moves, but the last time she worked out was before the baby was born, and now he is 17....or perhaps a fashionable wardrobe board, even though she rarely changes out of her sweat pants and T-shirt. She may have a craft board with over 400 pins, and not even own a glue gun. She may fantasize about making Quinoa salad for your dinner, but in reality, it's just another night of Mac and Cheese with a hot dog sliced up and thrown in there to be fancy.
I would like to say that there is help for those of us who have been or are currently in the throws of a Pinterest addiction. I cannot. I can only suggest that you start a new board and title it "Self Help." Insanity, is just a pin away my friends.
Planning on Quinoa tomorrow, I promise....