Offline is the new luxury

Ok, so over the last couple of years, I have (finally) accepted that social media is the devil.

I’m not perfect, but I’m (more) cognitive of things I (should and should not) post on social media.

Some people that I have really thought highly of have, over-dramatically, attempted to hurt me via social media. Again, I’m not innocent in reciprocating. I’m disappointed in all of us.

I have seen others hurting or trying to hurt over social media, and that makes me sad.

I have seen family turn their back on family because of social media, and that makes me sad.

I have seen people post personal problems that they should not have posted, and that makes me sad.

Things I feel are stunted by social media:

Interpersonal communication/non-verbal behavior:

the real world has many opportunities to be inclusive, unfortunately, the internet prevents verbal communication and the development of social cues. Non-verbal communication over the Internet is nearly impossible to read. Am I laughing or and I saying this sternly? You don’t know. Positive messages are read as more neutral than they are intended to be; neutral messages are read as more negative as they are intended to be and one can only imagine what happens with messages that are intended to be negative. Also, you lose the ability to interact, mindfully, in the moment.

Teamwork:

it’s hard to learn how to cooperate with others on the Internet.

Circadian rhythms:

I don’t know how many nights I have lost sleep over social-media drama. I’m 100% I’m not the only one. If you haven’t been directly bothered, you have been bothered by someone close that has.

Modesty:

Things get posted that are not appropriate for others to see, and over time, it has caused our standards to decrease, leading to increased sexual immorality. It’s a downward spiral.

Harassment/cyber-bullying:

it’s so easy to tear someone down if you’re not looking at the tears rolling down their face. I can say that first-hand, I’ve said some hurtful things, and never thought twice about the recipient. I’ve cried from it being done to me.

THE REAL WORLD:

Go outside! Smell the flowers! Yes you can see them on social media, but YOU CAN ALSO SEE THEM IN PERSON!!

Last night around 8:00pm, I was texting a great friend, and this texting/social media thing has been eating at my last nerve. I asked him to meet me, IN PERSON (weird, nowadays) and really enjoyed eating fries and drinking sodas with him! I mentioned my frustration with the portrait that social media paints about everyone. The people, in real-life, aren’t as crazy as social media portrays them.

Take this time and review your social media.

What does it say about you as a person?It’s not that you or I need to impress anyone, but I feel we need to present ourselves with pride, not trashy-dramatic-condescending trash. A lot of the things I have mentioned above, I have been guilty of. I’m trying to clean up my act in 2018 and

I’m proud of the woman/mother/person I’m trying to be

and my confidence reflects my presentation. Again, I’m certainly not perfect and I have flaws. But gosh darn it, I’m trying. 😊

I delete/ignore/block the provocation and drama. There isn’t anybody that has time for it 😂💯

Thanks for reading and stop back soon!!!

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