social media has great uses….it allows us to connect with friends, family and acquaintances. it allows us to promote our businesses. it allows us to promote our blogs. It allows us to reach people and audiences.
But in many ways it can be so damaging. yes, damaging.
Follow along for a second. you go out to dinner or a movie, maybe even bowling or a concert.
How often do you check your phone to type a status?
How often are you at a meal looking at your phone?
When was the last time you told someone something serious in person?
Do you take photos of your “healthy” meal constantly?
Do you write statuses wanting likes and get disappointed when there are none?
Let me be real. I do the majority of those things. and I’m sure many of you do as well.
When was the last time we went to a meal and didn’t look at our phones or social media? When was the last time we made a Facebook status and didn’t care about the “likes”? When was the last time we had fun, laughed, enjoyed each other’s company without blasting it on social media? When was the last time your food came and you enjoyed it before taking that perfect picture for Instagram(and while we are being real. we all know that photo was edited a few 100 times).
My point is: when was the last time we were real? When was the last time we were authentic? When was the last time we didn’t judge or depend on the likes or followers?
Let’s all be a little more real. Let’s wave bye to our social media. Let’s stop giving it control over us.
Maybe enjoy that burger and fries. No photo.
Maybe go out with family and friends and don’t write a status about it.
Maybe put down that phone and talk to your next door neighbor or mailman.
Maybe the next time a status get 0-1 likes, keep it up.
Let’s all be a little more real. A little more authentic.