I just watched an interesting video about social media anxiety. And the guy shared some disturbing statistics about how toxic social media can be. But, of course, none of his information matters to you and me. Right?
Wrong. Social media anxiety isn’t contained to certain areas.
And you can see signs and results of it all around America (and the world) right now. And way too many of those results include murder and other violence.
”Oh now, Tony. How can you say all that stuff is because of social media?”
I didn’t say it ALL is. But you can see a steady decline in social behavior since different channels were invented and put online.
Ironic, isn’t it? How so many people have lost their social skills, including good ol’ fashioned manners, in this day and age of huge social media channels.
But according to the guy in the video I just watched about it, the reason should be as plain as the nose on your face. And that reason is because those big platforms were built mostly by nerdy, anti-social, hermits. All males, too.
I don’t know how true that is. But I’ve seen pictures of a lot of those guys. And they definitely fit the profile of pasty-faced nerds with little to know social skills.
But as long as millions and even billions of adults are enjoying all that online interaction…who cares? Right? After all, it doesn’t hurt anybody. And the channels are great ways to keep people connected.
Well, if you love your neighbor as yourself, you should care.
Because some of your neighbors are using social media in cruel, despicable, vicious, and wicked ways. Foul language. Hateful rhetoric. And recipients of all that self-loathing talk sometimes don’t deal with it very well.
And that falls under the category of everybody doing what they “feel” is right. Saying things like, “Hey, if it’s right for me, who are you to tell me it’s wrong?”
Yeah, when everybody is doing what is “right in their own eyes right in their own eyes,” the lines between right and wrong are blurred. And nowhere do they get blurrier than on social media. So, watch for the anxiety to increase.
But what do I know?
I’m just a Christian guy
Who worships an invisible
Man in the sky.
Well, if that is true,
Then just go ahead
And do what you want
Before you’re dead.
But if I end up right,
And I will, you’ll see,
Then you will forever
Live in anxiety.
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