Does social media have a negative effect on you?
Libraries, live music, art openings, museums, theatre (god I could use the first part of Henry IV right now), cooking lessons with your old lady neighbor...
Maybe the antidote?
I remember very clearly lying in the grass as a girl looking at the sky...and nothing and nobody was looking back at me. Sigh, those were the days.
Lately I've noticed that my sister, her husband and Grandma have all left Facebook, without a word. (Grandma's last post was about Zuckerberg taking away our freedoms, so there's that.)
Astrologer Acyuta Bhava is also leaving this month. He had issues with a payment platform (can't remember the name) that is putting astrologers on their hit list. He said something about not liking the effect FB is having on him as well.
Tonight I saw an FB comment, can't remember where I saw it, but someone made the observation that they don't think it's healthy for them to be flooded with so many other people opinions.
THERE IT IS. We are flooded with others' opinions! It is noise! No wonder social media makes people feel like shit.
My sister finally told me why she and hubby left. She no longer feels free to express herself freely there and she does lighthearted shit. People take everything seriously and it’s all political and religious stuff. Both those things make her vomit, lol. Plus it’s easy to get all stalker-y on there. Another problem that happened is that she would post pictures from vacations and then family members gave her crap for not visiting them when she and hubby vacationed nearby. (Is there an unspoken rule that people must stop by and visit relatives even if they’re just in the area for other reasons?)
Anyway, she says she’s not heard any politics nor religion since she left, and I think she’s relieved.
Listening to Van Morrison this morning and ran across this. Ruthless.
maybe I need to do more self reflection... idk. I think some people have a fear of being insignificant...
The day I realized I was insignificant was the day I was freed. I hope this helps someone. It's definitely not the end of the world.
It's part of what keeps us spellbound. They also use the likes and such to mess with your psyche. It's anything but organic.