Imagine life without social media…

Imagine actually having to get to know people…calling them on the phone and building real relationships with them. I have a love hate relationship with social media. People have tainted its purpose. Now people feel like if they see you post a picture, snap, or status they shouldn’t call you to check on you, that’s enough for them. Nothing is sacred anymore. We all know what everybody is wearing, eating, where they are, who they’re with, who they’re feuding with, and who they’re involved with. Not that those things should be a secret but where is the privacy. Major difference in privacy and secrecy. People aren’t setting boundaries with social media. People wouldn’t know your business if you didn’t put it out there. Some moments aren’t enjoyed because people are quick to pull their phone out just to record. I think social media is taking away from our moments. Social media is as a platform of validation for some…it’s sick almost. People are ruining social media. The  courage it gives some, to say things to people they would never say in real life. The bullying is at an all time high, and we see it so much we are immune to it. There is just so much to take in, you find yourself with everyones thoughts, good or bad, and you’re carrying this around with you. It’s affecting you and you don’t even realize it. Dealing with your own day to day life, sometimes it can be draining to take on all of other people’s shit. Not to mention the time spent scrolling and watching what everyone else is doing. Sometimes I ask myself why do any of us even care? Moral of the story….Sometimes you just need to unplug. 

14 thoughts on “Imagine life without social media…

  1. I struggle knowing what I’m going to do with my own kids. There is no way to plan for it because it will be so different in 10 years when I have to start thinking about it. I feel that there will be a new addiction added to the diagnostic manual eventually when it comes to social media. I think social media would have been a terrible thing for me as a teenager. We didn’t have to deal with problems following us or being attached to us 24-7. When we went home, the bullying stopped for just a brief moment. But a moment is what you need for clarity and to talk to someone. But now there isn’t a break. Everything is at your finger tips. A new kind of resilience is going to have to be developed and it’s scary. I need to unplug more often.

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    1. I couldn’t agree with you more. It is scary, it is non stop. People say oh just log off it’s easy, but it isn’t, in a way. It’s right at your finger tips and you don’t want to “miss” anything. Something has to happen, it will happen I’m sure of it, it is in fact an addiction.

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  2. I totally agree! We are soo consumed in social media nowadays. Everyone posts their business and private lives onto the internet like it’s a diary. So like you said, nothing is private anymore! Not to mention it’s so easy to put up a front on social media. People only post what they want you to see so their life looks nice from the outside. I refuse to let my future kids be glued to cell phones and iPads like today’s kids are

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  3. I’m one of the few who probably use social media in a moderate fashion. The only platforms I use are Facebook and sometimes Snapchat (like once a month); no Instagram, Twitter… I in fact kick myself sometimes for not posting something on Facebook so when its time for the memory to roll around in a year’s time, I can’t reminisce.

    I think if someone engages in social media, they have to do it 1) in moderation just like everything else in life, and 2) fully mentally prepared. Every one knows that what they see posted is the highlight reel. No one is going to draw attention to the negatives of their lives (and those who do are only seeking attention). Don’t compare. Don’t become jealous. Don’t judge others for what they do/don’t have. And don’t spread hate. Great post by the way. šŸ™‚

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    1. I agree 100%! If it’s used in moderation it’s fine. Too much of anything can be detrimental. You have made valid points, if everyone would think this way the hate derived for social media wouldn’t exist for me, I’m sure. Thank you for sharing your insight and thanks for reading šŸ’•

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  4. I definitely empathize with your feelings on the love/hate relationship people have with social media. On the one hand, it’s an awesome way to get to know how people work and think (potentially to spend time with them or avoid them), but, on the other hand, we don’t use it responsibly. Information is power – power we use to lord our opinions and thoughts on others, or power we use to inspire ourselves and others. Personally, I’d like to see social media used for the latter.

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