Social media is perhaps one of the most notable pillars of popular culture. I use the term “notable” very loosely because, I not sure if it fits, but it does speak to the prevalence of social media in our everyday lives. I guess what I’m trying to say is,……..I think all of you would agree that the subject of “social media” will be studied extensively in universities across the world as part of an effort to understand the dynamics of the times in which we live. I also agree it would be a great place to start. It is “arguably” the most utilized tool for human interaction in modern society.
Social media, although there are pros and cons, provides a forum for global communication and exposure. It can also provide a safe place to keep memories. Well….I won’t say it’s safe, I’ll just say it’s a place to store photos. After all, they can be taken and used by people you do not know, for god know’s what, without your knowledge, but never mind that. Not sharing can be even worse, because there’s a whole world out there you’re denying the opportunity to connect with a being as exceptional and unique as you. Social media is set up perfectly for us, and tech companies work diligently to ensure it remains as accessible and convenient as we need it to be. God forbid, we not be able to “share” when the moment strikes.
I want to believe that it was created with good intention, but there is no denying that it is a negative person’s dream come true. I’m almost certain that, from conception, the idea of social media was met with criticism and sparked heated debate. On the surface, it seems like the perfect solution for removing boundaries and providing endless opportunities for widespread communication. More importantly, it is disguised as a series of platforms for communication, creative expression and inspiration. However, although it can be, and is used for all of these things, I’m sure no one with common sense could argue with the fact that it is being (mis)used for much more than that.
It is a playground for negativity-an avenue for sending negative vibes back out into the universe. People are using the brilliance that is “technology” to develop and perpetuate negative stereotypes and promote negative agendas. I’m all about vibes and this overflow of negative vibes can’t possibly be good for anyone. We are here to work collaboratively-to help one another accomplish what we are in this world to accomplish. This is not to say that we will love everything that everyone does. This simply means, that we were not created to stand in each other’s way. We don’t have the right to sabotage each other’s journeys or to impede on each other’s efforts to inspire.
The comment sections can be so brutal that they are often mentioned in someone’s unfortunate tale of suicide. The most discouraging part is that, people are actually in support of the negativity-not hesitating to add their own perspective. Before you know it, an electric charge of negative energy has gone out into the universe and developed into a full blown tornado. There is an over grown population of people-who don’t fully understand the value of their lives-devoting endless amounts of time to bullying, fronting, discrediting people’s creativity and killing people’s spirits and gaining a great deal of satisfaction in doing so. The way I see it, they’re creating alliances based on a common set of insecurities- and creating a new industry for those who can capitalize off of it. I feel a bit sad for those who have been thrust into the web of celebrity-they are given fame and wealth in exchange for “bearing the brunt” of the world’s massive web of contradicting insecurities and unhappy lives.
But, what if everyone was either sitting in or in active pursuit of our purpose. We would all feel at peace and there would be no negative agendas floating around on social media and “the blog sites”. When you’re happy……I mean truly happy…….negativity doesn’t find comfort in your spirit. There is no desire to troll social media sites in search of a vibe to kill. You just do you and respect other peoples’ right to do them. If you happen to see a post that you’re not feeling, you aren’t required to share your thoughts, nor are they welcomed. It just means that someone is sharing what they were compelled to share with whoever stands to gain something positive from it. That’s all. You have the freedom to find your source(s) of inspiration-those things that make you feel good inside.
The devil is the combination of all of the things that keep us from fulfilling our purpose and social media is the devil at its finest. Not for all, but for those who use it with ill intent. Yes, freedom of speech is a right, but just be sure that all of the negativity doesn’t stem from unresolved personal issues that you’re too damaged to face head on. It’s especially sad when you find yourself seeking it out. I mean really, what other explanation can one offer for “following” something that brings you to a point of being consumed by negativity and you can’t stop yourself from typing that awful comment about someone who has nothing to do with you. Oftentimes they aren’t even aware of your existence, yet the audacity of them to be who they are, in a space that was created for them to do just that, strikes a nerve with you.
Be careful not to transmit negative feelings about yourself and the things you’re lacking onto someone else’s right be who they are in their space. Everything and everyone is not going to be to your “cup of tea”-that’s kind of how the world works. We’re all different, but we all have something beautiful and relevant to offer. If it’s not your “thing”, keep strolling and use your energy to find something that is.
Now…….back to Instagram. Hey…….the universe needs all of the positive energy we can get!