Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Life Without Social Media

        Our world today is nearly dominated by social media in every form. It seems almost impossible to think about what life might be like without Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, etc. These applications do have many positives like being able to share information by the push of a button, keeping up to date with family, and learning more about practically anything you can imagine. Although, many arguments can be made that most people release too much personal information in today’s crazy world of social media. Any normal human could open twitter about 25 times a day and not think one thing of it, but have you ever thought about what life might be like without social media?

         Social Media today can actually be addictive in a way such as drugs or alcohol are addictive. We let ourselves get comfortable using it every day that if we were to get rid of social media, most people would have major withdrawals. Anyone who could get rid of social media completely might be finding themselves seeing life in a different, more positive way. The only people that would be involved in your life are the ones who care enough to reach out to you or talk to you. There would be no worrying about what anyone else is doing, and you would have more time to enjoy the world today in all of its beauty.

         A study done by Elite Daily shows that one benefit from quitting social media is that you no longer have to compare your life to anyone else’s but your own. Social media is basically a way for you to put the best possible information about yourself on the internet. Nobody will read about the negatives in your life or anything you don’t want them to hear. It’s almost like social media is a flat out war to see who has the best life and that’s not a healthy way for humanity to think. Another reason cutting social media out of your life might be beneficial is that you never have to think about what to post or when to post. Without social media you can go to a movie, football game, or concert without having to think twice about needing to tell people about it. This would relieve stress and give you the full experience of living freely. One of the most important reasons social media might be hurting our life is that it tends to hurt our relationships. A life free of social media would dramatically help the world today start and develop their relationships. A lot of time, people will stalk each other before actually meeting in person. This gives us all an unfair judgment of who we meet based on what we see on social media. Social media also forces the past upon any user today. Having to see a lot of negative past events prevents us from moving forward into a more positive place. Removing these pictures and memories can help you decide what you want to focus on while being able to direct your own life.
         Social Media has accomplished many positive things in the world today, along with the many negatives. Take a step back, and think about the impact of not having social media for 30 days. How could this change your life for the better? That’s for you to decide.         

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