True Statement – Social Media is a waste of time. I refuse to believe I need it in any form. I don’t need it to market myself, I don’t need it to connect, and I don’t need it for inspiration or encouragement. I find that else where.
Since deactivating Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram two weeks ago, I can truly say I feel free. Do you know how long it’s been since anyone has force fed me their opinions on Trump/politics? Do you know how long it’s been since someone has shown me before and after pictures of their weight loss progress? Do you know how long its been since someone tried to scare me about measles, global warming, or child/pet abusers caught on tape? I haven’t seen a physical fight, bare booty, or perfect family in two whole weeks since disconnecting from the virtual reality of social media.
I see imperfect people, knocking over displays in the grocery store, locking their kids in their cars, and pouting through their days. Normal imperfect people like me. I’m not flooded with happy smiling faces, and other peoples complaints about their normal boring lives, no perfection to witness, only real life reality.
I was waiting in a lobby and witnesses a couple whisper-fighting, I heard parents discussing their 18 year old son and how they will handle his independence, and I watched a socially anxious dude not hear his name being called and freaking out when he got skipped. It was beautiful.
No fake world of social media here to bury myself into. Only a truly entertaining reality. I don’t know what’s happening in my friends lives until I see them in real life, so now we have things to talk about. Further, I realize who are actually my friends in real life, very few of the 100’s I pretend to know. I read books now, lots of them. Consuming them at an intense speed. I process my thoughts instead of posting them. I’m more content, more safe, more at home with my loneliness now that there is no where to run to (even though social media is the perfect place to remind me of just how lonely I am). I’m not itching for a like, attention or validation. I haven’t taken a selfie in a month or so. I don’t even care what I look like. It’s so wonderfully free. I may never come back. I can’t see a reason to do so.
Social Media sucks, delete it. You wont regret it.