I’m 22 years old and I’m a millennial. I have had most social media accounts, and this year I officially deleted them all. I never really used them in the first place, and I just made a personal decision, and wanted to disconnect myself from the social media world. Now I want to make it clear that I am not against social media at all. It is in my opinion a awesome, and powerful creation. What I am against is how humanity is dealing with social media.
Social media lately is scaring me. See when I was younger let’s say in middle School there was not much you could do with your phone, and social media was still fairly new to the younger crowd. Now as I got older and headed into highschool is where things get frightening. I would go to school ready to talk to other humans and to get to know people, but I couldn’t because everyone was more interested in their phones. Now that I’m in college I just can’t believe my eyes. No matter what age whether they are in their 20’s or 40’s everyone is glued to their phones and there is a good chance they are checking social media. Now I know I sound a bit negative, but I feel as though we need to fix this situation before we all become slaves to society. It might sound over dramatic or radical, but I believe if our society keeps this obsessive behavior for likes, and comments our future will be controlled by the people who are running these big social media companies. Our youth looks up to social media to decide if they fit in or not. People of all ages feel as though if they are accepted on social media they are accepted in real life, but that is false. We need to unplug ourselves and start to try and find ourselves! Look within and you will find a beautiful soul that social media could never make a account for. But then again maybe I’m wrong, and I’m just worrying too much. I am young, and I’m learning something new every single day. Thanks for reading, this post was just me venting something that has been on my mind for awhile.
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