Social Media

I have a love hate relationship with social media.

I love connecting. I love seeing people achieve goals, meet milestones. Share love for others. Find happiness. I love watching babies grow. I love to see people enjoying life. I drink up the inspiration from others. I enjoy the comedic relief of some hilarious people. I appreciate how we can rally support from afar. I love seeing people overcome their struggles.

I hate the disconnect. The stupidity. I despise the dishonesty and false bravery. I dislike that so much ignorance has been given a platform. I cringe at how uninformed so many are. I can’t stand to see the same person post about loving the Lord just to follow up that post with something prideful and hateful. I am annoyed by people who openly complain about their situation yet post freely about their irresponsibility. I am bothered by the countless failed attempts of sexy selfies seeking nothing more than attention. I am bothered by those that build themselves up by tearing others down. I am amazed at what people will post. I cannot stand the lack of self-reflection. The finger pointing. I watch all these stones get thrown and all the glass houses shatter.

And I get a little creeped out when a face to face interaction plays off something I posted on social media. It feels weird.

I wax and wane. I contemplate removing my social media presence constantly. What I really need to do is just clean house. After all, we are the company we keep.

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  1. Or people who spread falsehoods and rumors simply because they haven’t done any fact-checking. And by the time someone corrects them, so much damage has already been done.

    Still, I have many silly, hilarious, kind, informative interactions with people I’ve reconnected with from my elementary school – high school days who are now all over the country. We have history between us, we grew up in the same era. One of my friends put it this way: Old friends remember us in ways new friends can never know us. I’ve made meaningful connections with people all over the world through writing, photography, and blogging.

    So I keep my part positive, correct misinformation when I can, fact-check before I share, and don’t feed the trolls. 🙂

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