Okkkk sooooo long time no chat, eh???
Sorry for being in and out….I’ve literally have no idea what to do with all of this free time on my hands. Therefore, I’ve been on my phone a lot (which my mom took away from me one night cause I was on it nonstop…..my friend and I were doing tbh’s on Snapchat). And, if you are familiar with Snapchat, they just came out with the update where you can see where your friends are at any time of the day……aka, you can become a stalker. This has led me to think…..
WHO? WHAT? WHERE? HOW? WHY? SOCIAL MEDIA? ARGHHHHHHH!!!
The struggle is real.
I only have Snapchat (and Pinterest…if that even counts as social media) and I get soooo much anxiety from it. Well, I also get anxiety from texting people sometimes. I really don’t know. I feel like this anxiety is caused because most people are different when they are behind their electronics than in real life. Some people say things online that they wouldn’t have the guts to say in real life. Which leads me to say….
I’m scared to become fake.
I know, I know, I sound like such a weirdo.
But it’s true.
Many people don’t even realize how differently they act on social media than in real life. They can trash you on social media but are your best friend when all electronics are put aside (that hasn’t happen to me but I feel like it has happened to many people). I scared to get carried away into social media that I will change and UGH WHY DOES MY 14 YEAR OLD BRAIN GET SO ANXIOUS ABOUT THIS?!?!?
I also feel like social media helps sets up sooooo many high standards that are most of the times unrealistic. For example, many people show off their clothes and the way they look and their newest gadgets. Seeing this, especially if it is from celebrities, makes people think that is where they need to get to in order to be “normal”. I DON’T KNOW PLEASE DON’T JUDGE MY BRAIN’S WEIRD THOUGHTS!!!
However, I do believe there is an upside to social media.
It can be used to promote a good cause and to help people reconnect with each other and stay in touch. Even with all of this rant-ness, I still want an Instagram lolll.
At the end of the day, I don’t think social media itself is the big problem,
it is the intentions & way it is used by people that causes all the problems.
lots of love, Totally Rad 🙂
PS: What are your thoughts on social media? Do you like the idea of my Random Thoughts rants? Let me know in the comments!!!