Came across this article, titled “8 Things That Will Happen If You Break Up With Social Media,” that promised a happier life if we were to shed the trap of the social media. Here is my Reader’s Digest version:
- people put only the best face online, comparing yourself to this narrow presentation could trick yourself into thinking your life is less
- instead of wasting time on other people’s highlights you can be working on your own life projects
- in reality, your life may be far better than what you think (see #1)
- time you saved (from #2) can be spent on quality interactions with your key relationships
- invest in the real world instead of the virtual reality, the real world has more to offer anyway
- without the disruptions from social media, you can focus on the here and now, and chances are you will find more opportunities
- you will be in better control of your time, and
- by extension, better control of your life
While I agreed with many of the points stated in the article, I don’t think the social media is the blame for our sins. When it comes to managing our time and life, it does not have to be a zero sum game. When properly utilized, the social media can actually help to accomplish many of the same points.
Do you feel slaved to the social media? Or have better alternatives to the social media?
For the full article: 8 Things That Will Happen If You Break Up With Social Media