I've grown to hate social media because it takes so much out of me. I scroll through it like a mindless zombie, and when I close the tab, I still feel like a zombie. Despite this, I can't seem to stop scrolling through my social media accounts.
I'm addicted to my electronics.
As a society, we laugh at the cliche picture of a group of teenagers at a restaurant all on Snapchat. However, we don't do anything about it. We shrug it off and blame it on the "changing times." Yes, times are changing, but we must use these changes for good. God did not create us to live in a virtual world, he created us to enjoy the real world. By talking to each other through technology, we aren't "really" talking. (Also, let me say that I'm not against online friendships. I have a couple of really good online friends. I'm just saying to spend as much time face to face with people as possible. Video chatting only counts for far away friends.)
Does anyone else notice the same thing?
So, if I seem less present on social media for the next few weeks, it's because I need to get back to work. I need to ramp up my focus on my relationship with God, schoolwork, college applications, SAT prep, and rewriting The Clockshifter.
Okay, now please turn off your Internet and do something productive. :)
(This is probably the one time I'll ever tell someone to get off my blog.)
Let's work together to actually do something about the world's electronic addictions.