Instagram is my thing.
I’ve always enjoyed photos and capturing moments. Some of the only memories I have of loved ones lost are contained in those snapshots.
FB (Facebook) I can do without and have been feeling this way for a few years now. The app is deleted from my devices, I have logged out of the browser (which put a virus on my phone, by the way!) and I’m getting phone numbers of those I wish to speak with or text.
The recent information breach has left Mark Zuckerberg holding a torch he is desperately looking to pass. You can tell in recent interviews that his social media baby has grown into a monster he can’t control. I imagine this was a fun platform he developed, possibly hoping to bring people together…instead, it’s evolved into a digital cesspool of falsely shared information and a war zone for keyboard warriors to engage in battle.
I joined somewhere around 2008 or 2009 upon the suggestion of a friend. Initially, I kept in touch with family for our hefty 120 person reunion each year. Even that has slowly fizzled and this year I will be getting phone and email info from everyone.
Social media has caused a lot of society to become little lambs that are in search of constant validation from others. Obsessing over the number of likes they receive as if it somehow makes you a better person if you have more likes. And maybe you think to yourself right now, that’s not me! I’m well aware of this and I can control it. But we are not conscious of is the slow wearing day after day that this does on the psyche and behaviors. I invite you to take a social media break from Facebook for at least a week.
Can you even do it?
If you can do it and if you will, I can guarantee you that your mind will feel unchaind from the confines of society and you may be able to once again get lost in the individual that you were born to be.