Sucks to Know You
There was a time when social media has become an addiction in my life. Wake up in the morning to check how many likes I get, and determining what should I post today. It was around the early adolescent stage when elementary kids going to taste youth for the next three years in junior high. In my case, Instagram was the app popular among my peers.
We are proud if we got more followers, proud if we got tons of double-tap, and it pretty much becomes part of our daily life. Unconsciously, my profile on social media defines my worth as a human being, which I personally despise so much. And yet still stuck to struggling up until now (Sometimes, and I’m 19 right now).
My hands never stop to scroll over and over again, just for the sake of stalking someone else post. You see, as I state before, social media begin to defines my worth as a human being. This is a real occurrence that happens to me personally.
It reflects your life
It sucks to know when someone lives a great life. Simply mean, I’m jealous of them. It could be in any form of social media account. Where they had million or hundred thousand followers, and gain an advantage from their account (As an individual or team).
It sucks to know someone appreciated by residents of the Internet more than I am. There are tons out there who are appreciated for their talent, or, for what they create on their profile. Simply mean, I’m jealous of them. It’s happening and sucks to know I define myself poorly.
I am a great person with a great achievement if I got a hundred thousand or millions of followers. I am already at the peak of my life if million of people appreciate my well being on the Internet. This is but a mere illusion and mindset created by social media for me, which I despise so much.
Stop to think if your life is defined by followers count, likes count, and your post. Though modern era tends to judge a person by their standing or post in social media. Please Stop, you’re going to repeatedly underestimate your whole being.
Honestly, I write this to get a hold of myself. I sincerely wish someone would slap me on the face and said, “Get a hold of yourself!”
Even it has been years since I break free from social media addiction, sometimes old habits won’t just go. Accidentally or intentionally, every time I found an account with decent followers and they’re appreciated for whatever they’re doing, it makes me jealous.
It sucks to know you, yes, I address this for some random person on the world of social media.
Right now I prevent myself to use social media for personal use. Why so? No other than you, it sucks to know someone like you on the Internet. Seriously, I realize it’s bad to let my profile define my worth and works. So I decided to stop hanging around social media and focus on what matters to me. Pursing what I love and be content with it (but of course, it’s great to live from what you do online).