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Going back to a social media-less life

by nicole123

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 .

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Out Foxed 1/15/2016 - 11:55 pm

Hey Nicole,

I know what you mean. The world today is so obsessed with social media. It has it’s grimy hands in everything from dinner gatherings to job opportunities. I hate it. And I agree, social media is just a way for people to try to show off moments in their life that they think will make others jealous, and to tear down people who are already feeling shitty about not having those connections.

I’m glad that deleting all those accounts made things easier for you, and it is indeed very amusing to see people almost get run over or collide into one another because they are too busy staring at a 5 inch screen in front of them. You would think that they would stop after stepping in doggy doo for the hundredth time, but I guess not.

Deadinside59 1/16/2016 - 12:03 am

Hmmmmmmm I might do this

Darien 1/16/2016 - 12:15 am

I think this is the best advice someone could’ve given me. I’m always looking at the lives of others and being envious because they’re in a place I want to be in. So thank you. And I promise I’ll be doing this.

tiredthoughts 1/16/2016 - 12:46 am

Thanks nicole! I thought I was the only person in the whole world that deleted fb and instagram and stuff. Even my parents have that stuff. However i was thinking of making a fb again.. But I am trying to better myself like a good job and stuff. I am conflicted on getting fb again.

tiredthoughts 1/16/2016 - 12:48 am

I deleted mine, because when i was at my lowest. I kept seeing ppl get houses or mountain houses and married and kids and success. I couldnt handle it. But i agree with fb to maybe stay in touch. I just havnt gotten around to it yet.

Ylem31 1/16/2016 - 1:18 am

I never made a FB account. No twitter, no instagram, no whatever. Because of this, people say I’m antisocial.

tiredthoughts 1/16/2016 - 1:44 am

Not having an online profile shouldnt mean that. You can be social w/o those things. I am. And I dont have those accounts. Im just social with ppl I know or one that I meet. And on here. Im pretty social on sp i think.

October_rain 1/16/2016 - 1:04 pm

This is great wisdom; especially for someone born into an existence dominated by technology. There WAS a time when technology had not taken over society like it has in the past 20 years.

brokenandbent30 1/16/2016 - 4:53 pm

I only have Twitter. I’ve considered deleting it many times throughout the years. It does help at times because there are a few great people on there I connect with and I love talking about music, TV and comedy with them.

So instead of deleting completely, I’m taking a break. It’s helpful to be on there when I feel more balanced and not using it solely for the purpose of escaping.

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