Social Media Intentions
I haven’t written anything in a while. That’s mainly because I haven’t felt the need to write about anything.
I haven’t felt inspired. I haven’t been overcome with passion for some cause or some issue that I’ve convinced myself that is
destroying our generation. That’s usually what causes me to write a post. Hence the irregularity of my posts.
I don’t think that’s the only reason I haven’t written anything though.
There’s another reason.
Fear has kept me from getting twitter (which I now have, but never use)
Fear has kept me from getting instagram (me not having a smartphone also helps with this one)
Fear has kept me from posting a lot of things on Facebook (mostly music related things, yet I still post a decent amount)
Basically fear has kept me from making any sort of presence on the interwebs, other than this blog of course.
Fear of what?
I don’t want to get involved in these follower/like based social media websites because I know that I’m a prideful person and worry too much about others accepting me.
That’s not very healthy and I know that. I don’t need to seek acceptance on the internet because I have people in my life that I know love me for who I am.
I shouldn’t need to seek acceptance from anyone else.
But the little apple in my brain labeled “ego” would puff up (community anyone?) every time I got a like or something.
That’s why I avoid it.
Now I try to post things that I think people need to hear. (key word there is “try”)
I try to not worry about whether or not people like what I have to say. (again, key word “try”)
I mean, of course I do to some degree because I appreciate
other’s opinions because I’m obviously not always right.
But do you get what I’m saying?
Don’t get me wrong though, I think it’s normal to seek acceptance.
But we’re taking it to a whole.
(and by we’re, I mean us 20-somethings)
I think we’re all aware of the amount of time we spend on social media sites.
It’s a lot.
What I don’t think we’re aware of is why we do it.
We really want the world to know we’re drinking bubble tea? (the little bubbles on the bottom are nasty, by the way. sorry bubble tea lovers)
Or maybe you just enjoy taking pictures and want to share beauty with people.
Or maybe it’s not any bad reason at all.
I don’t know.
But I think it’s important to know why you do it.
Why know why? Why ask why? Why? why why why?
Because we shouldn’t be oblivious.
Especially to ourselves.
We need to take some time and seriously look at ourselves and our lives and question why we do things.
It’ll help you understand yourself better and how you interact with the world around you.
Social media is a huge thing nowadays
it can really give some important insights into how you interact with the world and why you do what you do
do you do it because you want people to like what you have to say?
do you do it because you want people to like your pictures?
are you doing it because you want people to know where you are and what you’re doing at all times?
I’m not trying to hate on anyone here, but I think some self reflection is necessary to knowing, understanding and growing.
And by that I mean if you’re posting to seek acceptance or to not feel lonely, maybe those aren’t the best reasons. Maybe they’re okay reasons. I don’t know. I think it’s up to you to decide if its healthy or not. You’re old enough to know.
I guess the main question I want to ask is:
Are you posting for the right reasons?