Today I think people live two different lifestyles, one that is revolved around personal relationships, and another that is revolved around internet relationships.
I have always been the type of person who enjoys having a face-to-face conversation with someone, but I feel as though texting, and social media has taken over. What baffles me is in the past you have always had to be good with people to get a job, now if you can work a twitter account/other social media platforms you are golden. Time are changing, currently I belong to probably 20 different social media sites to help me prepare for life after college…so I understand the ins and outs of all of the social media opportunities that are out there.
I am so wrapped up in trying to keep up with my 20+ social media sites that I feel like I am losing a great skill in life. I am constantly hiding behind a computer screen uploading this or that or trying to figure out how to get my RSS feed actually working. I constantly have my tablet in my lap trying to figure out what to post just to keep up with my 20+ social media sites. Yesterday I threw in the towel.
It was a gorgeous day outside and I simply decided I would spend it social media free. I went pumpkin picking with my roommate and her boyfriend, went shopping at a local farmers market, had face-to-face interactions with strangers (which were lovely conversations) and went on a spontaneous fishing trip. What am I getting at? I did not think “oh I should post this to my social media site”…or “oh would this be a good video to upload” (I will say I gave in at the end and uploaded an instagram picture simply because the sunset was too pretty not too)
What I am getting at is the simplicity of life is lost now. Have you ever heard the saying “enjoy the little things in life” well I believe that saying is around because people forget. They get so wrapped up in their day to day tasks that they forget to watch the beautiful sunset, or they forget to say hi to a neighbor, or they forget that we are humans-not computers. There is so much to life outside of this computer screen, and while I realize social media is important and a huge asset, I just ask that people remember the little things when they are trying to keep up with their 20+ social media sites.