I have never been able to find that perfect medium when it comes to social networking. Technology, and especially social networking, has advanced so much and so quickly that I feel we are all still trying to figuring it out but are going into it with a confidence that is not deserved. We are adolescents in this world. We have yet set standards to what is socially expected. We’ll always have those people that just don’t get it. Just like the people that still curse and are vulgar in front of our elders. These are the same people that have not quite figured out that opinion does not mean fact. You’re aloud to have your opinion. This statement is mine. However, it doesn’t mean it belongs in the fact column of the worlds truth.
There is so much that goes on on these site that I have observed. I see such hate throughout some of my morning when I troll through social media, on some days. Forgetting what this originally started as. Some people don’t even believe others should have an opinion and immediately attack them on there post where they were just sharing a simple feeling. Reading through some of your network you become overwhelmed where some people take a “vacation” from it. A VACATION! That’s how emotionally involved people get. However, even that, most have the need to post that they are doing so. Piggy backing on others success is another weird one to me. I understand including people in what you are doing, but some you can tell are doing it only to show that they too are important and want to feed off others hard work. Stay pumped, keep grounded. You’re a success as long as you are doing what you believe is right. Stop the fake it till you make it theory. Likes on your photos or post do not equal self value or dollar signs. I love seeing the positive post. I know not everything can be positive in the world, because then we wouldn’t recognize it as positive, but seeing people happy in their lives makes these things worth it. Seeing themselves progress as people, achievements, children, adventures. That’s what I like to respond to most. I wish I got to see more positive than “my opinion is the only one right”
I have noticed I have backed off so much from it compared to what I did when this all first started. This ended up transferring to my real life as well. I stopped taking pictures almost completely. Wanting to be more in the moment than not. People tend to worry about pictures just to show there were somewhere and that then becomes the trip more so than being there. I digress. What I plan to do for myself is be more involved with social media but still keep my value, morals and try not to be to annoying, even though this post may be. The one thing I have always done is do my best to just bring people a smile. Even if it’s just an inner smirk. Through all the grit, hopefully when something of mine does pop up, it’s brings that momentary smile.
I hope this makes some kind of sense since I am writing this on a train, and am distracted by all the happenings. I have just wanted to write this for a bit and saw the opportunity. Sorry if it came off a little ranty. I know there is so much more I can touch on and even go in deeper with some of the ones I did say, but I think you get where I’m going. Most of all though, make your day great, and don’t forget to smile.