Thursday, October 22, 2015

5 Problems with Social Media

   I feel that sometimes I need to close down, shut off and drop out of social media. While it’s a good way to market yourself and opinions it seems that everyone has an opinion and it’s usually negative. 

1.   For whatever reason we seem to have shifted to living in a singular society. We seem to think that our opinion (whether right or wrong) is the only opinion, without any regard to the hurt it may cause others. All of a sudden women who are fully pregnant are being fat shamedNews Flash: Pregnant isn’t fat! People claiming their cultures and lives matter more than the lives and cultures of others. News Flash: The United States was built on the ideology of being a diverse melting pot. No one’s life matters more than anyone else’s here. If you don’t like that, then move some place like South Korea where you can be killed for giving an opinion.  Social media seems to be the place where you can’t give YOUR OWN opinion on YOUR OWN page without someone claiming you’re a racist, a bigot, a shamer, a sexist. News Flash: As long as you’re not doing anything illegal, you should be able to say you eat boogers without someone saying you’re a pig. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Pretty simple.

2.  Why has everyone become such a pussy?  Bullying should NEVER be allowed however it does happen. My folks taught us to stick up for ourselves and let us fight it out; fairly if someone picked a fight with us. So yes, I was bullied-a lot. However if anyone touched me in anger or in an inappropriate way, they got their face smashed in. Violent? Perhaps.  I won’t play the victim in my own life and I don’t think others should either. So instead of whining about someone picking on your kids, teach your kid to be smart and verbally take them out and walk away. If it comes down to brass tax, they should know how to protect themselves in a fight. I also notice that people like to bully others while sitting behind a laptop. I think it funny how brave these people are while on the net but get them in person and they whistle a different tune. 

3.  It’s seems as if social media has become the platform for shock and narcissism.  Is it so important to share everything? I originally agreed to be on social media because I have family all over the U.S. and Europe. I wanted to update them on what we were doing out here in Minnesota. It seems lately it’s more important to flaunt your achievements to several million strangers than the people who actually care. There are settings that allow you to share with only certain groups or people-use them!

4.   Social Media makes something out of nothing. The Kardashians are a great example of this. What has this family done? Nothing. I actually found myself getting angry at a statement quoted from Kim Kardashian noting that people were ignorant if they didn’t know what she did for a living. You’re a store owner, that’s it. Nothing else happening here. This is a person who’s used social media to promote herself, not her business. She takes more selfies than anyone else. It’s crazy! What does the rest of family do? The younger two are models? Khloe does? Kourtney does? Exactly... Guess I’m ignorant too and I’m feeling ok about that.

   I digress, the point I’m attempting to make is that social media makes celebrities out of people who aren’t and aren’t usually productive members of society. I can’t say I understand it.

5.    I think (again only my opinion here) that people would like to see more people share music, art, books and movies. Did you see the HUGE clamor about the new Star Wars film coming out in Dec? Yeah, people got excited and it’s happy and good news!
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