Leaving the realm of social media, again !

Ayush Goyal
Jan 6, 2018 · 2 min read

So, sometime back I stopped using Facebook, WhatsApp, etc for around a year. The reason was personal, but it did help me a lot in focusing on important things in life. For the first, I got to know how many are “real” friends in my life. I feel in today’s connected life where everyone is just a click away the real bond which you share with the people in your life is lost somewhere.

So, I was watching a video[1] today. The thing which led me to deactivate my facebook account was that in the video it was mentioned that people in today’s world try to please the 16 million people around the world when they share something or upload something and I think it is quite true. Wherever I go or whenever I click a picture the first thought that comes to my mind is to take the picture more artistically good so that it looks better whereas I think the purpose of it should be to keep the details as sharp as possible so that you can recollect the memories properly. And with social media where 100s of people are there watching you, this motive is lost somewhere. One can argue that you can stop posting pictures or share things, but the thing is when you see others sharing their experiences, there is an urge inside you to do the same to get the same praise, at least I feel so. So, to completely detach myself from all this I have deactivated my facebook account again. Currently, I will still be using messenger, but I may disable it also after some time.

References :

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RS3XbT2pU

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