It’s something we use daily, accessible everywhere, and how we connect conveniently. Yet, sometimes – particularly for our generation – people have a hard time separating the two worlds: online versus real life. We often need a good remember that what we see online is not necessarily the whole truth, how our feelings of jealousy or need to compete are all powered from beliefs based from perspective.
I love instagram, how one is able to create an online photo diary of whatever they may please. I love twitter, the ability to know what’s happening, in under 150 characters. And let’s not forget about the ancient Facebook, where social media basically started for many of us. All these things, they all have their strong suits. They’re powerful tools. Still, I don’t feel that they should dictate the way we perceive the world, as it is merely just a source.
We base most of ourselves online nowadays, to share happy moments in our day that people might not be able to see. Let’s not forget the main bit though, they’re only fractions of our day. Social media should be used to create the best version of ourselves, for self-growth or unleashing one’s inner creativity – to drive and provoke one’s curiosity. What we see online is typically a façade. It’s basically second nature to do it, but it’s important to keep that in mind when we are surfing the web. It’s easy to get lost and be pulled in by what we see. We are succumbed to compare ourselves because we feel alone and incompetent in contrast. That’s not how we should view it though – let technology get the better of us. Instead, take it as inspiration… motivation! What we really see is something that pertains to our interest, energy that can be used to better ourselves. Be your own form of approval, rather than let someone else define that.
Once in a while, step back and try to take a breather from using technology. See how much it affects you. Do you feel better without it? Why do you use it? It’ll give you a better perspective on how much control media has on you.