So I deleted my FB and IG apps on my phone about a month ago just before I was going for a holiday. I just didn’t want to be distracted and end up scrolling feeds instead of cherishing moments with my family.
I do wonder though, how do people upload insta-stories all the time?? Like, literally all the time! Because for me, despite the fact that I love taking pictures, sometimes I just want to keep my camera away and be present to enjoy the scenery without any distraction on how to think to take good pictures.
So yeah, about a month passed, and I kinda used to it now, having no social media on my phone. I still open it on my laptop, so I’m not totally disconnected after all. But it really made a difference.
I just feel more… peaceful, I guess? If that’s the right word for it.
I think more people feel more entitled to voice out their opinions/voice/whatever due to easy access to social media. I must admit I was one of those people. But I share less than ever this past one month.
Well, I just think… not everyone should read what I think? As I shouldn’t read what everyone’s thinking. That doesn’t mean I’ll stop caring about certain issues that I care about. I still do, but I just think, I shouldn’t be too caught up about it? Sure, it’s cool to follow what is happening in the world, but…. you know, have some boundaries? Too much information is never good.
I am sure I have read somewhere before about a research (not sure if it’s a legit one though) saying that the lonelier people are, the more often they share on social media (unless obviously, if they earn their living from it, duh). I think that should hold some truth in it, don’t you think? Because what we want is to draw attention, right? (but of course there are more motives beyond that such as spreading awareness of a certain cause etc, but let’s not get into that) The likes, the comments… but of course, I’m not against it, because I, too, have been inspired by many people through social media. I think maybe.. just be more thoughtful about your motivation.
Oh yes I know, I know, what’s the difference with blogging then? Isn’t it quite the same? Well, yeaaaah kind of. But…… it’s just a more appropriate platform to voice out opinions like this? I know no one reads this, but seriously, who cares? (I did care a lot though back then, but this girl has grown a looooooooooot since then, indeed).