Social media is a shit show at best and a social cancer at worst. Quit. Now. Do it. Don’t be afraid to cancel your account. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll find that your humanity will be restored. Fear of lost contact is what’s keep you locked into accounts that sell your data and […]
Social media is a shit show at best and a social cancer at worst. Quit. Now. Do it. Don’t be afraid to cancel your account. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll find that your humanity will be restored. Fear of lost contact is what’s keep you locked into accounts that sell your data and spy on you.
YOU DO NOT NEED THOSE THINGS.
The belief that social media is mandatory now is bullshit. You can and should quit. It’s the right thing to do. If you love someone, you’ll stay in touch with them. Faecesbook, Twatter, Snatchcrap, or whatever social network du jour are not the only way that modern humans can connect with each other.
Cancel. Disconnect. Sign out. Resign. Quit. Unsubscribe.
This is your life. Don’t let an advertising service own you.
One by one, I began quitting all social media a few years ago. It seemed crazy at the time, but in hindsight I no longer feel encumbered by the false weight those many platforms once placed on my life. It’s not real. The “service” they provide is not true life. Real life is real humans in real spaces talking about real things.
Yes, anonymous proxies can have useful functions , but for the vast majority of people social media is either an echo chamber, repression tank, or negative feedback loop.
Don’t be scared to quit. You aren’t missing out on anything except social posturing, virtue signaling, soapboxing, and dumbass politics that don’t do any real good in the real world.
Want to connect with friends or family? Call them. Yes, it’s scary to speak with people directly. You have to “think on your feet” and be real in the moment.
Better yet, invite people to your place or some location. Have a face to face interaction. It’s not very 21st century, but forget all that trendy VR and real time chat. Get in a real room (or nature, if you have any life left in you) with someone you care about and talk. It won’t be pretty, but it’s way harder to fake.
The real truth is that the tens, hundreds, or thousands of people that are called your “friends” or “followers” that you may think that care about about you, your life, or what you think is a terribly false representation of the truth. Pick 20 people. They possibly care. Narrow it down to 10. They might actually care. Cut that number in half. Those are the ones that will be there for you in true times of need for you.
Quit all social media. It is the false hope of our time. It is the cancer of our generation. It has not solved any problems. It merely makes us worse.
If you have any good argument to the contrary (and the onus is on the naysayer here), please leave it in the comments below.
Real life is happening and it’s not on social media.
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