Deleting all my social media last summer was the best thing I did. This is what I found:
1. It’s only use is for people to show off what they have. It’s a ego thing.
2. You loose friends . I lost every single one of my friends. I was cut off from the “real world”, but wasn’t I the one really living in the real world?
3. Everything online is a lie. The Internet and social media is just a place where people can be someone that they’re not. Life’s shitty , I don’t blame them.
4. You gain confidence. I didn’t spend hours looking at what the idea of “perfection” was or trying to change my self .
5. Learning in class becomes a lot easier. And it’s so much more interesting . I remember picking my phone up during class and blogging and insta-graming. I didn’t pay attention . When I deleted all my stuff , my eyes opened .
6. You have a lot more time to BE YOUR SELF . You can enjoy things . You can be that one person at a concert that’s NOT taking a video for snapchat, and you can be that person who doesn’t take a picture of a sunset to post to Instagram . YOU LITERALLY GET TO ENJOY SOMETHING!!!! It can be a real experience . It doesn’t have to be for show .
7. You are more sociable . Once I got rid of it I talked more to people outside when I was running about the city . I wasn’t glued to my phone .
8. You notice everyone else on their phone . No one socializes anymore . everywhere I go I see someone on their phone . Everyone has to tweet, text, snapchat, etc, exactly what they are doing .
9. You notice people almost getting run over by cars lol.
10. You are happier . Yes happier. Because you aren’t spending so much time looking at other people’s lives , you are focusing on yours .
In October I downloaded everything again , because I felt like I was cut off from the world . But it didn’t do anything for me . So I deleted it all . I keep a Facebook , to keep in touch, but I probably won’t go on it .
I think all of you should try this too . Say goodbye to it all. Go out and try new things . Enjoy life without posting it online . You will feel 100x better .