Life is not a dress rehearsal!!

My Social Media Dichotomy

I can admit I don’t get social media. While I understand everyone’s voice can be heard, so often the information shared is self centered or putting down someone else. Narcissism is now a thing and being cruel is a sport.

The social network is an excellent way to keep in touch for friends around the corner and around the world. It’s so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing and posting, that we forget to LIVE, and to enjoy the company of the person we are with. We’re now texting and tweeting and posting in real time but not giving our FULL attention and focus on the activity at hand.

You mainly see the skinny pictures and the fabulous trip. And I can’t understand how the information shared feels fake and like too much information at the same time. Private lives are no longer private and I really don’t care about what you had for dinner.

I’m cynical and seeing what I expect to see – the facade of everyone else. I want the people I come in contact with to feel better about life and themselves. I want to help and encourage and empower others. I realize the best way to do that is through social networking so I guess I need to give more and expand my social network.

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