As a person who observes much more than interacting I notice a few things that I’m sure other’s do as well. Social media gives people a platform to speak their mind which is quite encouraging but, then you have those who spew hate speech and negativity who effect so many around them. Luckily for social media you can block or just unfriend the person no problem.
See that’s the thing… On social media when we don’t want to hear someone’s opinion or what they have to say we have a way of removing it from our lives at the click of a button. Now what do you do when someone is spewing negativity and hatred in person? I find it rather difficult to deal with. I’ve always dealt with problems by removing myself. It’s not always that easy in life of course. When someone is spewing hatred and negativity like let’s say your boss. That is someone that you HAVE to tolerate for as long as you have the job at least. Someone you have to communicate with everyday. I myself find that I am inadequate at dealing with those things because, in person it gives me a rush of wanting to finally speak up. Finally tell someone that their negativity is creating a cloud over others. Let them know that although I respect their life and well being I don’t feel they respect mine. Let them know that it’s okay to be a nice person and it’s okay to be gentle.
This is my own personal opinion but, I feel social media has given us entitlement. Basically if we spew out hate and someone doesn’t like it we block them or we harass until they block us. This then teaches us that our opinions are right even when they’re wrong because you learn to justify yourself.
Your ego becomes much bigger than your heart. You become obsessed with people liking your pics and commenting on your posts. You become so big headed over those key strokes and clicks that you live in an alternate reality. One where you swear you control everything. I mean online you kind of do. You decide what people see about you. You decide who they meet.
In person we don’t have that luxury. All the ugly shows to others and it’s very clear.
What I’m saying is we need more healthy face to face interactions. We need to stop treating the world like its a social media site. We can’t delete our bosses unless we quit. We can’t avoid those people who want to drive negativity into others like daggers. We can’t avoid that guy who cuts us off because, he thinks his coffee run is more important than your need to get to work on time.
In life we have to face the consequences! We have to see what happens when we hurt another’s feelings. We need to see the pain we cause when our egos overcome our hearts. We need to break away from looking happy on the internet and being absolutely miserable in real life with no real friends.
The fame is addicting and the attention just leaves you thirsty for more….
Just a thought I wanted to share and I hope someone can enlighten me or add to this. I appreciate all the sharing 😊