When you hear the words social media, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a place where you share your life or a place where you are trying to become “instantly” famous or a place to promote your business?
I feel like social media is driving everything and somewhat ruining our lives. I remember one day last week YouTube went down. I didn’t know anything about it until I logged into Twitter(which I am struggling to utilize lol) and saw the commotion. Like what would everyone do if YouTube went away? What would you do if all social media went away? Would you still be able to promote your business by word of mouth or the old fashion way before social media took over? Would you be able to function in society without being glued to your phone?
I remember being out one day and I saw a family out to eat and all of them were on their phones. No one was talking to each other, they were checking emails, sharing memes, taking pictures of their food and so on but no actual interaction. It made me think about how much social media has changed this world. We have to capture everything on our phones but not live in the moment. I am guilty of it when I’m out eating, out with my husband, out with friends, at a concert, at an event, I am capturing stuff. There are times where I will live in the moment and not be on my phone but I am still trying to capture those moments.
I use social media myself to promote my blog, my brand and just for fun but I feel some people just overshare their entire life online, like everything. I feel that you should keep some things to yourself. I personally don’t share everything and feel there are things that you need to keep private. There are people who hide behind the keyboard and write hateful comments all day which I don’t understand why. Why waste your time following someone you don’t like just to post ignorant comments? I honestly will never get it. There are people on social media that I do not care for and I just don’t follow them or pay them any mind. It is that simple if you don’t like someone, there is a thing called an unfollow or block button. There are people who use social media to try to be the next big thing after seeing other people do so. Success does not happen overnight and if it does, it was by luck. I have been working so hard on being successful at what I do, trying to get brands to notice me and just chasing those goals that I have been working for. Sometimes it is posting the right thing at the right time or having those right hashtags and so on. Sometimes it can be too much trying to get noticed for the right reasons.
I feel like social media is kind of ruining things. You can become consumed in trying to be like those #Goals you see and stop being in touch with reality. There are people on social media who front and pose like everything is perfect, they have it all together when they really don’t. The biggest thing I have learned is just to be yourself and be authentic. You should not try to live outside of your means just to be noticed on social media and be famous. You should not act like something you are not just to “fit in” with the social media norm. You should be your genuine self and I have seen being authentic work in the right way.
What would you do if social media disappeared tomorrow? Would you be able to survive?
Have a great start to your week and see you guys Thursday!
My family and I finally went apple picking! We had so much fun and I think we got too many apples lol!
It seems like we skipped over Fall and Winter is here! It has been so cold and windy lately.
4 thoughts on “Is Social Media Ruining Our Life?”
I observe this quite often on social media too. The impact social media has on people. I’m only 32, but I remember when people actually had to talk to one another. Sure I had a cell phone and the internet growing up etc, but now people seem less connected. Your IG is one of my favorites Drea because you share so many wonderful moments with you and your family. It’s a beautiful thing when people actually interact with one another outside the world on social media.
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Aww thank you Pilar! I agree that everyone seems less connected to society now since social media is in picture.
Winter is DEF here lol I agree with everything you said. I could most definitely live without social media because I grew up without it. I think its the younger generations that it would affect the most. I am on social media every day for the same reasons as you but I have been better at unplugging. When I went to Gen Beauty I took some pics and snaps but I didn’t spend the ENTIRE trip vlogging, snapping, taking pics, posting etc. Not my style. I went for the experience and will consolidate what I did document into a blog post. I think I am getting better at recognizing when I need to step back away from it all.
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I feel like unplugging more myself, you can get consumed in social media too much and let things get to you. Thanks for reading Tanya!