Social Media

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by itsMiles, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. itsMiles

    itsMiles Fapstronaut

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    Social Media, probably the most provocative and sexual thing out there. I am a teenager and currently in my senior year of high school. And as you all know, Social Media plays a big role in my generations life. But i decided to do away with mine. i was tried of stumbling across naked girls, porn accounts, and just negative things in general. It was a huge hidden trigger for me. It also really distracted me from more important things in life. Now that I've deleted all them i actually see how it effected me so negatively. If you're an anti-social person like me i highly recommend you consider deleting your social media. If not deleting at least try to not be so involved with it or so distracted from it. It definitely pulls you away from the beauty/opportunities around you.
     
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  2. taqwa

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    Good work. Just hang around like minded people. You are the sum of the 5 closest people you hang out with. Good luck. Recommend gratitude journaling. Start small... list 3 things (both small and big) you are grateful for in the morning. List 3 different things each day. It is amazing how simple this is and it will make a huge impact on your life.
     
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  3. black_coyote

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    Very true my friend....Being always connected to social media disconnects one from the actual 'life' out there...I deleted all my accounts months ago...looking back, when I read my chat logs and conversation I had there, I don't feel any kind of nostalgia or anything sweet to be reminisced...Every thing felt just plain, It was as if people had a mask on and they hid their true self, projecting themselves to be something they are not..I was also guilty of this false projection..

    Looking back, I'm sure that no amount of social media can give the smile and warmth you get when you read through your old school slam book, the crappy hand-made birthday cards you received from your friends, the odd pictures and portrayals your friends made at the last page of your rough book!!!...and I'm almost certain you can never forget, the time you spent OUTDOORS with your friends...I don't have any sweet memories of our friends communicating via media, but I remember, when I was a kid, about the games we used to play every evening, the moments of joy when our teams win, the grace with which we honor the opposite team when they win, The moments of fiery comradeship when we did all sorts of pranks and tricks! The moments we spent swimming all summer! The early mornings where we used to cycle through the green parks talking endlessly! and the moments where you sit by the swing, your close buddy next to you, discussing 'serious' issues, The moments where you lie on the lush green grass by the shade of a tree, the butterflies circling around you...we didn't know anything about social media and 'internet' was something we had seen in the textbooks only! It was when I was in highschool that internet, orkut and FB got us hooked!

    Now...even when we got to some hillstations or beautiful places, I see people taking numerous 'selfies' and in their frenzy to update their status,upload the pictures and wait for the 'likes'..they are really missing out the actual serenity and beauty of the scenery...I don't blame anyone, it is all a matter of choice and I personally feel staying out of social media is good for me :)
     
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  4. Lugoni

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    This is the biggest thing that struck me. It's not until you delete them completely and spend some time away from it that you realise just how much of a negative impact it can have on you as a person. Many are completely oblivious to this and I'm just glad I was able to realise before it sucked me in too much.
     
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  5. NamaClature14

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    I had a HUGE coming to this weekend with social media and deleted them all as well. For good.
    I said it last night and I'll say it again, I am time and time again floored and grateful for the community here. Social media is a big trigger for me, everything thing has been said before me rings totally true for me. The fake ness in it, the negativity, the utter waste of my time. It cheapens our interactions in real life and impresses the importance of 1000 meaningless relationships over 10 incredible ones.. Technology and social media has its applications for sure. But what is happening to your generation and largely mine, I'm 25, is unprecedented connectedness and immense loneliness.. What a trick.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Very thought provoking. We don't experience events anymore. Studies show that when we take a bunch of pictures, our memory of the actual experience is diminished. We need to have technology rest days if possible.
     

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