“Don’t compare your real life with someone else’s controlled online content” – Anonymous.
Today, almost every one of us is insanely addicted to social media and various apps that let you socialise. Reel world has become the new way of living life, irrespective of whatever is happening in reality. People want to look cool, intelligent, beautiful, attractive to the whole online world but forget to work upon themselves for real.
Putting up attractive and edited pictures, sharing and tagging on different kinds of memes has become so important that we often fail to know what our immediate people want from us.
All the random accounts of celebrity, sportsmen and the other famous personalities will find a place in your account but your own parents will not or may be kept in the exception list just so that they don’t get to know about your whereabouts with people, they will never want you to be with.
Online quotes and statements are valued more than what your parents tell you to do or follow.
Social influencers are given more importance than your friends and relatives who have probably known you more than the person standing and talking in the video, having no idea about your past or current situations.
You go on to try a different cuisine or food that you have always speculated about when your mom has told you to, but now you will try because you have to impress the new friend you have just met!
You will know the whole history of the celebrities’ personal life but you won’t ever try to know how hard your parents are working to give you what you have today.
The social media today has become like a drug now. You just need to make that first step after which, it will take you where maximum it can take i.e. NOWHERE!
Every fifteen days to one month, the apps are updated or maybe new app comes in place to let you make more friends and know more people; the quality and character of these people are not promised of course. (Because it’s a totally different world and they are being kind to provide us with options!)
The madness of socialising was not enough to create competition and hence, every app has a certain kind of reward that lets you be on a top position depending on your followers or fans.
The more the number of followers, more the likes on the posts, more the comments, more will be your fame and more famous will be your name. People often forget that everything you get comes with a price that you either pay now or later.
This so-called fame competition will definitely keep you on a higher position but it will take away your sanity and privacy. If you expect to have more likes and comments be fully prepared to also digest all the cheap, filthy, negative comments you may get on your posts, be ready for the memes with your picture in it which you only posted with great joy.
This was also less. So for more entertainment, “Instagram” introduced polling, asking questions, answering in YES or NO; among other things. People would try these options and get entertained whenever they got bored and also to of course stay in touch with their “fans”.
The basic intention here is just to get entertained but there are people who tend to ask some serious questions and expects proper answers but they forget that it is a social platform and no one would want to be serious, at least on these little questionnaires.
Generally, people take these things in jest and expects their answers also to be taken in jest but unfortunately, this doesn’t happen always. There are people out there who take everything on the internet so seriously that they don’t even realise when and how they changed completely from the person they used to be. And when their “own” people point this out, they get pissed or tend to ignore these facts because “I already have been told by many people that …..” theory comes up.
Please understand, social media is only for fun and entertainment. You don’t get so attached with this as it will not take you anywhere. Believe in real friends, real relationships, basically believe in reality. Don’t do things just because someone did that and got appreciated for it whereas you would never want to do it. Don’t crib for the number of likes because these likes mean nothing in front of someone you are closed to, who tells you how sweet and humble a person you are.
Be yourself. Don’t change because people want you to; Change when you realise it’s necessary to. Listen to everyone, every good or bad thing they have got to say and later decide for yourself how you want to be.