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Sick of Social Media? To Thine Own Self Be True


untitledI live in a world of social media. I can equivocate on this topic to the point of being sick to my stomach, but that’s just the world I live in.

I am a web designer. I also have to have the acute knowledge of knowing something about that little world of social media – which isn’t so little any longer.

As far as I’m concerned, you grow to like it to the point of hating it.

I’m going to be completely honest (as I always am, and am hated for this trait), when I state that social media is ruining our lives.

Most of us, at least one in four of us, spend our lives on social media at least 2 hours a day – sometimes more than that.

In my job as a web designer and online marketing consultant, I spend much more time on social media than I care to admit. It’s become repugnant. At times, I loathe going onto social media sites to find information, share information and inform others of what is going on within planet earth.

In my honest and straightforward opinion, social media has become the go-to for people to form their opinions without first seeking within their own selves how they feel about a topic.

Why join the majority? Why is it suddenly “cool” to be a certain way because 13,436 people feel the same way? Did you read the post? Did you read the comments?

Perhaps if you spent more time researching the topic on which the post was focused on, you could make an honorable and honest opinion.

In other words; this above all, to thine own self be true.

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In this day in age, there is no need to impress others. The focus should be on your own self. What do you value in life? What do you want to accomplish? Getting to that point will determine WHEN you get to that accomplishment.

The focus should not be on media and those in the media: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, etc.

These people are not YOU. You should not set your goals on the accomplishments of such individuals because their fortunes have been based on people they know, fate, and pure luck.

For myself, I do not believe in luck. Never have. I believe in talent and partnering with someone who recognizes your talent in order to make the same shine through.

Unfortunately in today’s society, young children are taught through social media that they CAN be these individuals. I recently read that a fourteen year old kid paid $100,000 to look like Justin Beiber.

Are you kidding me?

And, more importantly, who are the asinine parents allowing this kid to make this idiotic transformation?

Sometimes I think the parents are just as adolescent as the children who are being wronged in these types of scenarios.

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