Would You Still Exist if No One Was Watching? . . .

Would you still exist if no one was watching?…

Is the question I ask in a day and time where social media acceptance dictates, and influences the minds of the masses, and directs their life decisions.

How many of you found yourselves wanting to take more vacations just because of the people you follow on social media?… Or, how many of you find that your taste in music, television shows, current events, and latest fashion all stem from social media in some way?…

It is interesting how inauthentic and less individualistic we have become due to a tool that has actually brought us closer together…

Is it a gift and a curse?… Well that depends on how it’s used. Unlike before where you wouldn’t know what your childhood friends were up to until your class reunions, now you can check in and even communicate with them whenever they cross your mind, with just a couple clicks of a button or taps to a screen.

Has this tool desensitized us, are we less equipped for the mysteries of getting to know one another, patience, and has it handicapped us to the art of conversation? Are we more fascinated by those that we can’t see, touch or talk to, and less concerned by those that we actually can?…

Is it possible that we have slowly but surely allowed computers to actually think for us, completely?… I believe so.

It is not until you step away from social media that you realize just how much time you actually spend using it. It is also very intriguing what you can come up with on your own when you do not allow any outside influence to shape your ideas of beauty, fashion, health, love or living.

I feel sorry for the books, and the authors, a little bit, because since the rise of the “social media empire” people’s minds are less capable of focusing for extended periods of time… I mean what do you expect when you are used to viewing constant flashes of a variety of different types of news and media, updated every second?

In my opinion, social media, like anything else can be beneficial as long as it is not abused.

This is so important because what happens to us all when we are drowned in our inability to think?

It starts small. It feels good. But like any drug, it will eventually kill you, or incapacitate you in some way.

I would challenge every person who uses it to take a break, let’s say for 21 days (spiritually and scientifically proven to be the time it takes to break a habit); to allow your brains to refocus and rebuild; find out what life is like without it, and if you have developed a severe dependence on it to function…

The results should be interesting.

The goal and purpose of these thought evoking questions are to spark self-reflection and evaluation, in hopes to regain individuality and creativity in a mundane world. So many people have become good at doing the exact same things: keeping “their world” updated on the most current status of their life while pretending they could care less about public opinion; believing they are different by participating in the social media nation “slightly differently” than those in their social circles; and last but not least, using social media to change the way people view social media…

Best wishes!

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