I realised today that some of my core priorities have changed over the last 10 years. Things that used to be vitally important to me, no longer hold as much significance, and things which 10 years ago I would have mercilessly made fun of other people if they had told me they liked, are drawing my interest quite significantly. The thing that really brought this home to me was the fact that I was “rationalising” my porn collection so that I could use that freed up space for BBC Planet Earth HD episodes.
That porn collection had been sacred to me for quite some time. I am notoriously lazy when it comes to backing things of importance up, yet I always had a redundant backup of it, which I would sync up every few weeks depending on the cool things I might run across on my travels through the interwebs. But with streaming media I really didn’t need to save it anymore.
I hadn’t consciously thought about this until I looked up after freeing 15 Gigs of HDD space and being hit with the thought that If i had lost that same 15 Gigs to a bad sector on a HDD even two years ago I’d have had a good cry over the lost treasures which would never see the light of day again. Yet I had just finished a power session of self inflicted carnage, so I could watch puffins jump around on some rocks in High Def.
I’m not sure if I like the new me.