This answer on QUORA resonates with much of what I believe about social media.
Look, social media isn’t “all evil.”
Few things are.
We can still choose to use it for occasional practical purposes.
But I do find that the torrent of information associated with unfiltered opinion distracts us.
It can even convince us in some cases that we are not “Living life to the full.”
You are all aware of FOMO. When the lifestyles of the rich and famous people, as documented on social media show us, mere mortals, how pathetic we are.
And of course, many gift them — “The influencers —” Thereby making them richer, while you, the “influencee” feels even less worthy.
Within the working environment — Be particularly careful.
What you ooze on social media can and will be held against you.
Just remember — It’s an unnecessary level of complication — It weighs you down.
Do you really wish to carry all that weight, all the time?
Declutter from this torrent of garbage info when you can.
I don’t reckon it is entirely as “dire” as my friend here professes — But it can easily consume you — Or hours of your day.
What do you think?
What is your stance on social media?
Do you go “all-in?”
Are you strong enough to drink from that well discriminately?
2 thoughts on “Views from all over. Is social media ruining your life?”
I just wrote a 3 paragraph comment to you about this entry and WordPress lost it.
I feel this is metaphorical, and directly related to what you said here.
Anyway—in summary: excellent thoughts, and helpful in that it made me feel like my own growing feelings/thoughts about social media aren’t baseless and I’m not alone.
I think there’s an intrinsic good in social media—the word social being key. I also think when AI and corporations got involved (and money/fame for influencers) the bad started outweighing the good. I’m really grateful for the friendships I’ve developed on Twitter, but honestly if that place does ever implode I won’t miss it. Of all the platforms I feel like it messed me up the most.
(Thank you for writing this.)
As per usual, thanks for the great feedback.
I know, WP has a way of killing our comments.
These days I write it on notepad and past it later.
I hear you, SM isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Worst of all, it’s not really that social!
I will use it for certain purposes, but I know now what to watch out for.