What happens when you unplug from social media? Nothing, everything still goes on, you just aren’t plugged into looking at pictures and videos that you thought you were interested in.
Well then what’s the point? -You can put that energy back into yourself, back into your art, your goals, you set yourself free from what you thought you needed. It’s not being Anti-Social. If you even think your being social just because you have an IG handle, you need to ask yourself when was the last time you even thought about personally reaching out to a stranger just to form bond. Whether that bond may last one hour or 10 years it’s an effort and part of your own history, your story. That’s what social media has done for most, formed temporary bonds with people we’re probably too scared to introduce ourselves to. And yet Social Media has broaden our eyes and minds to several different cultures, careers, issues, and ventures that we didn’t always thought were for many of us.
But here’s a reason why some people to practice how to use social media with kindness… story time
I recently lost my id and credit cards and a young man found it and found me on Facebook. BUT… he said ‘If I go out on a date with him he’d give it back. Ummmm, 1. This ain’t no Paramount Motion Picture fairy-tale. 2. You don’t know if I’m crazy and I don’t know if your crazy. 3. What if I was not into guys? Well I declined the date and asked kindly for this young man to send my identification back to the address on my ID. It’s been 2 months and I still have not received my card wallet with my belongings. Honestly I may have considered the date had he actually mailed back my things but now that’s definitely not happening.
So please lets use Social Media with kindness all!
Xoxo, Original GG