Social media is a double-edged sword ~ you can cut yourself.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve spent 45 hours or so listening to and watching a whole bunch of lessons given through the Hay House World Summit. Some of the speakers were excellent, and as you’d expect, a few talked utter crap.
One of the most useful things I heard was from a guy called Brendan Birchard, who said that for the first hour of every day, don’t even look at your social media. All you are doing by looking at something like Twitter first thing in the morning is checking on everyone else’s agenda, and letting them take control of your life.
Social media is an advertisement for the superficial extroverted self. ~ Hozier
A lady called Carrie Green also said that if you’re going to use social media, then use it well, have a purpose behind your use of Facebook, Twitter, whatever, and stay focused. Don’t just throw away the hours by blindly following some jerk you’ve come across on the internet.
It takes discipline not to let social media steal your time. ~ Alexis Ohanian
Do not blindly believe everything you are told on social media. One only has to read what the current President of the United States writes on Twitter to know that false truths abound on social media. Most of the supposed ‘facts’ I’ve read on Facebook are utter dross ~ for example ‘Flat Earthers‘ expound their idiotic views on Facebook sites, as do the deluded proponents of ‘Alien Visitation and Abduction‘. Social media is the easiest place to go to find something utterly untrue.
The dark side of social media is that, within seconds, anything can be blown out of proportion and taken out of context. And it’s very difficult not to get swept up in it all. ~ Nicola Formichetti
Very negative views proliferate on social media, and personal attacks abound. One only has to write something a little ‘controversial’ to find yourself subject to vitriolic personal attacks. And, whatever you write, you are certain to find some wazzock who disagrees with you ~ vehemently. Do not put your own self-worth in the hands of another by reading their crap. The only stuff I read are posts on this WordPress blog site, and I have a rule that I immediately ‘unfollow’ anyone who attacks me or uses inappropriate bad language. If you have to use a word like ‘cunt’ in your posts then you obviously have the IQ of a retarded gnat.
Anyhow, if you swear or post anything inappropriate on social media it could cost you your job and land you in trouble with the law.
One in five employers says they have rejected a candidate after looking at what they’ve been getting up to online. ~ Joe Myers, Huffington Post
And, as we all now know, the social media sites will steal and misuse your personal information in a myriad of utterly heinous ways. Nothing you have ever posted on social media is private.
Some say that too much of what you see on social media will create negative attitudes, negative feelings, and negative thoughts within you. And, that negative thoughts are like vampires because they can take over your mind. All I know is that you will find nothing of real value by looking for it on Facebook.
Your ‘friends’ on social media are not real friends.
Social media is not real life.
But then, sitting at the end of the bar sucking down beers isn’t real life either.
every form of addiction is bad, whether it be alcohol, cocaine, dope, idealism, or the internet