I think social media accounts are being misused more and more. It seems like anyone would do anything just to get “Likes, Shares & Comments” now a days. I mean, think about this for a minute… Kids are eating Tide Pods. Why on earth would they do that if it weren’t for “Internet fame” ?What other purposes would they have to eat soap voluntarily?
When we were little, we got soap shoved in our mouths for back talk or bad language, and we hated it. Social media also wasn’t as big back then. We had MySpace and our biggest worry was learning how to code our profiles to hide our Top 8 so none of our friends would fight for the number one spot.
We didn’t do idiotic things just to get attention on social media. Well… I didn’t..
The kind of ‘Internet fame’ that bothers me most is, ” Let’s do something good so we can record it and post it on the internet for recognition” kind of internet fame. This just irks me. The last thing a decent human being should think is, “Hey, I think I’m going to record myself giving this hungry homeless person food, so everyone can see how great I am.” The saddest part of this scenario is, they probably walked by that same homeless person many times before, ignoring their plea for help… Honestly, this doesn’t surprise me with how humanity has evolved. Hahahaha. Why does one need recognition for helping another human being? Just why?! Here’s a question, would you want to be viral on the internet because someone helped you out when you were at your lowest? I think not. It’s okay to feel good about doing a service for someone in need, but that should be enough recognition for you.
There has been numerous times where I’ve taken a homeless person food, and actually sat and ate with them… No recording, no other reason other than I saw someone who needed help, because they are people too and don’t deserve their rough times blasted on the internet. You shouldn’t want more than you already have when helping someone who has nothing. That’s kind of selfish, don’t you think?
Another one that really bugs me is how people preach and preach about how they believe in God, which is fine and all, if that’s truly what they believe, but I’ve come to notice that more times than not, that these people are preaching to get praise from others. – No, I’m not judging or assuming. I actually know numerous people who only believe in God on social media, which is really sad actually. God shouldn’t be a part of your life when it’s convenient for you and just to be praised for, but I’m not here to preach to you about faith because there are two things I won’t debate about and that’s Religion and politics. Never ends well. Hahaha.
I’m not saying that social media is bad, it’s just misused in so many ways. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they won’t use social media accounts because it causes drama, but really, it doesn’t. It’s the immature people using them that causes the drama.
Social media is actually a vet resourceful tool if you use it right and to your advantage. I promote my blog, photography page and my cleaning service through social media. I use it to see pictures and videos of my family and friends in different states. This is how social media should be used; to spread happiness, to connect with family and friend and to promote your businesses, not for fame for doing something that every human should do naturally. Not to be praised for your beliefs.
I still can’t get over these kids eating tide pod…