Anonymous asked: Ya lately I've been getting really annoyed at social media posts and pictures that are like: "Look where I am, look what I’ve done, look how interesting and fascinating I am, look at how wonderful my life is and how I’m the epitome of perfection. Ha, I’m so much better than you. Everyone likes me, and some wish they were me". We’re creating idols of ourselves. Before we post something, we need to ask ourselves why we're posting it. Helps to put it into perspective.
I like that - I’m definitely going to ask myself why I’m posting something before I post it. Am I doing it to make myself look interesting? Am I doing it to try to make others like me?
On the other side of things, I know I’m guilty of jealousy, envy, and discontentment when it comes to looking at pictures and posts from others. I know the fault lies within myself when that happens. So, just another reminder that we need to be careful about our intentions on both the posting and receiving end.
hrakkar-honey said: I think the habit stems from loneliness.
This is true - loneliness makes it all the more tempting to habitually check updates and post updates (I know, I’ve been there). It’s important to be aware that it creates a false sense of community, though. I’ve had to remind myself of that multiple times, as well as remind myself that it is more important to invest in the real lives of others around me. So, here’s encouragement to do just that! =)
Anonymous asked: I agree. At least to document less of our life. Sometimes it freaks me out how much intimate information other people share. (FB is pretty scary)
Agreed. Facebook in particular is dangerous territory because they make it so easy for people to have a "tell all, do all, be all" mindset. Less is more. And honestly, I’m drawn more towards people who don’t post much.
Can we all just agree to stop documenting every single little thing we do and everywhere we go on social media? Let’s bring back mystique. Let’s bring back wonder.