SOCIAL MEDIA ‘RANT’ (1/3) | DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

In a world being publicize, an opinionated world and a world slowly losing the value of privacy and personal space do you still know who you are?
 
Internet and social media are a great way to connect to other people, to be updated about their lives and to keep up with the current trends but it’s also a place where it can easily influence your choices and perspective on things. Everything is being publicize through the internet especially lives of celebrities that maybe some of us admire what they do and we think it is cool. How some of us want to imitate their lifestyle but do you think imitating such people will lead you to defining or finding yourself or will you just be another one of a clone of somebody’s image? 

It is great to express yourself in anyway you can and right now Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. are some of those that can help you do that. You can state your opinion out there, share your life— it’s a free country anyways. But are you sharing to express or to just show people you have a life? Are you proving something? Do you need to prove something? Are you one of those who fakes an Instagram post for the sake of likes? 

We can all agree that we can find a lot of things in the internet— helpful things and there are things that can be quite harmful to our beliefs and personal opinion. It is a free country and we can state our opinion on things but we can’t ignore that there are people out there that will contradict to what we have to say. It will hurt our beliefs, it will make us question what we truly believe in and worst it will change those beliefs and that’s the time we’ll lose the sense of ourself.

In the internet it is easy to stalk people, to imitate other people’s lifestyle, to be obsessed and to lose ourself. That’s why I found these few people who took a step away from social media for awhile to have their lives back:
 
(1) Hayley Williams of Paramore recently told in an interview (3:40 mark) about taking a few months off from social media to disconnect and to find herself again because apparently lots of people throw their opinion and she doesn’t need that, according to her it’s a self-preservation.
 
(2) Ed Sheeran took a year off social media explaining in an Instagram post. According to him he was seeing the world through the screen and wanted to explore more. And recently deleted his Twitter account.
 
(3) Taylor Swift was on a hiatus and she clearly had been off the grid and was taking her personal time effectively. But now she’s back and deleted all the content of her social media.

Here is a list by Newsday of celebrities who took a break and deactivated their social media accounts.

Celebrities Who’ve Quit Social Media


Take a step back as well for awhile, ask those questions to yourself. Who are you without social media? 

The whole point of this article is are you what you are on social media?

This is 1/3 of my “rants” about social media. I found myself writing about the “toxicity” of it so please bear with me on this and on my views about it and if we don’t have the same view about it, please don’t hate me lol.

PLAYLIST 12

All Too Well by Taylor Swift

Hearts Don’t Break Around Here by Ed Sheeran

Happier by Ed Sheeran

Sign of the Times by Harry Styles

Million Miles Away by Keegan Allen

Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen

Now or Never by Halsey

Water Under The Bridge by Adele 

Still Feel Like Your Man by John Mayer 

11 Blocks by Wrabel


Random songs that I’ve been lately listening to a lot. Also been listening to a lot of country Taylor Swift again and Ed Sheeran and that new album of John Mayer “The Search For Everything”. By the way, he is so cute in that Still Feel Like Your Man music video where he dances lol.

Have a great week ahead!

PLAYLIST 10

Stay by Mayday Parade

I Don’t Want To Live Forever by Zayn and Taylor Swift

All Night by The Vamps

Death Of A Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco

Scene One – James Dean and Audrey Hepburn by Sleeping With Sirens

Either Way by The Riflery

Smoke From Distant Fires by Will Jay

Lately by Shapes and Colors

Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran

Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran


Here’s what I’ve been listening to a lot lately. 😊

PLAYLIST 06 | TIMELESS LOVE SONGS

Always by Atlantic Starr

I’ll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men

When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating

Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend

Everything by Michael Bublé

Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran

Out Of My League by Stephen Speaks

Angel Of Mine by Monica

True by Ryan Cabrera

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship


My top 10 faves in my Timeless Love Songs Playlist that I think will probably never get too old to listen to, well at least for my ears.