We connect with the world through social media and right now I see that channel as a very toxic place. Everyone was granted this media to voice out their opinions but it grew on them and they took advantage of it and became insensitive toward others feelings. It doesn’t matter to them how their opinions affect other people as long as they say what they wanted to say with the reason of “this is my opinion, I am free to voice it out”— the freedom of speech. But is the need to express one’s opinion greater than empathy which is the source of kindness and love that can eventually heal this world? There’s too much negativity in the world why add on to that? And if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
I used to think that when you are a very opinionated person who talks about politics, current news and have so much to say about everything you look smarter even when you hurt somebody’s opinion. Now, I take a step back and see it everyday on my timeline. I see these people trying too hard and becoming a know-it-all and a self-proclaimed analyst in every field, it’s quite annoying. Like, wow… I used to be one of these people (no offense) and I am not generalizing but some of them are really just too much like the one on my list of Reasons To Quit Social Media – Self-righteous people.
Social media has been one of the easiest way to criticize someone without saying it to their face which I completely don’t understand. I stopped voicing out my opinions on social media about the trending topics such as politics, celebrity issues and other news. I choose to be ignorant in some way from these “important” issues that “need” to be talked about for the reason of preserving my wellness because as I’ve said in one of my previous post there will be people who will contradict your opinion and there will be a big chance that one of those people will be a close-minded person. I don’t want to be in a dead-end argument. It’s not really about being ignorant, it is more about self-preservation. I especially stopped posting my criticisms on things such as books, movies, music and generally about everything on social media I just criticize my own life lol. I realized that the people who created these things worked hard for it and just to hear that what they created was trash in return is crushing on their part. And if I’m getting this urge to criticize something/someone, I always asks myself “can you even do what they do?” and “is it worth it?” That shuts me up every time and end up criticizing my self lol. So, mostly I post my opinions here on my blog because the bloggers in this community are open-minded and way nicer 😉.
I also stopped having that need to be updated all the time and having something to say about the current trends, I disconnected myself from that. I disconnected myself from the negative things that are happening in the world. Maybe I don’t care that much about what’s going on or I’m really just a selfish person but I prefer to focus, share and voice out about the positive things that are happening in the world rather than the negative. And I’m sharing my views about the negative effects and side of social media not to (completely) criticize it but to make others be aware of their actions in social media. To be conscious of what they say in social media, just like the famous slogan “think before you click”. Hence, I’ve written 3 consecutive posts about the subject.
I am an everyday user of social media and I’m guilty of some of the things that I pointed out of this entire series of posts at some point in time of using it. Honestly, it’s becoming a very harmful place for individuals who just want to to use it as a way to express themselves. People was given this convenient platform to do that but some took advantage of their freedom and
unconsciously kept on ‘hurting’ people with their words that these people were forced to deprived themselves of expressing for the fear of being convicted and persecuted from being themselves. The real world that we live in is giving us so much crap and the internet where we can use as an escape and as a virtual world offers the same then where can we go? We can express and state our opinion without stepping on somebody else’s opinion and character— we can actually make social media a harmonious place that we can use as an escape from the reality if we let it and now I just realized that humans are really the worst lol (I hope the aliens abduct me).