Well, well, well! It’s already the end of the year, 2020, the one which showed us horrible things- things that would haunt us for the rest of our lives. Whatever happened, that cannot be undone. Assuming that all among us must have set new and motivating goals for the new year, I’ve too set a goal for the year 2021.
And guess what? I’ve decided to quit social media for the entire year. Coming to this hard and very difficult decision was such a Herculean task for me. It took me so much effort while digging in the reasons why one should quit social media- all together for good.
Here are some reasons why you should, too, abstain yourselves from social media – the world that is nothing but just an illusion.
- 1.It Encourages Superficial Relationships
There has been a trend in social media where people are most prone to be attracted to pictures and videos. That leaves an imprint on our brain of perceiving something real good as really bad and vice versa. You may have a huge list of friends on your Facebook, but, how many of them do you personally know? None, right? Social Media are engineered in a way to make us feel engaged and connected to people. But, to be true., it’s not how relationships work. Relationships require endless hours of chitchat face-to-face communication to endure.
So why waste time on something that impedes the path to our personal and psychological development.
- 2.It can Damage Your Reputation.
If you’re one of those who go around taking selfies and random pictures while partying, then, please accept the fact that the odds of you being selected or hired by any companies, be it multination or small scale, would lower by the power of tens. Quite often, companies stalk your name on social media platforms, before even calling you for the interview.
- 3.It’s the Root Cause Of all our Problems.
It’s an outlet for all of their stresses, frustrations, and heartbreaks, or a place to share their thoughts and feelings on the tragedies of the world. And while it may make them feel better, it certainly doesn’t relieve those who are reading it. hutting down your networking accounts will remove you from this sticky web, and help re-focus your time and energy on your own feelings.
- 4.Social Media is DUMB af
teaches nothing charges everything nothing valuable and worth learning just full of shits and craps all over the web. It basically teaches you ways to waste your time on millions of things you don’t even care about.
- 5.Privacy Issues
Since social media networks are all about us, the users, it’s easy to forget that the companies who run them are in it to make money. Every element of information that you post, ‘like’ or put in your profile becomes valuable information to the organization, which they then sell to advertisers and other third-parties. This, alone, should be enough reason to quit social media.