Well it has come to this. My name is _______ and I’m an ________. The reality we are all addicts in some form or another. Sadly, this is a truism of life these days. There may have been less of a percentage of addicts pre-social media I don’t know, but I do know it is prevalent in any society with access to technology.
It’s gotten in the way of my life I know that much. Did you know that the iPhone has a feature in which it tracks your screen time usage? I didn’t realize this until after watching the “Social Dilemma,” which incidentally has been watched by nearly 40 million to date. Tapping into a reality, many are now waking up to the fact of how cunning and insidious social media is on society’s and individual’s lives. Seeing my average screen time usage I realized how much of life is wasted.
Social media is nothing more than ego-driven drivel. We all want to be recognized in some form or another. I don’t think anyone realizes to what depth it has infected our lives.
This is why, while I will continue to post on my blog, I will no longer be engaging with social media for the foreseeable future. I simply want to remind myself why I write, which is to be of service in some form or another, rather than for want of upvotes, likes etc., that drives the ego. How many of you will drop away because I no longer stroke your ego by reciprocating in upvotes, likes etc., remains to be seen. I need to simply no longer care.
My name is ______ and I’m an ______ signing off.