April 24th is the day I decided to take back my power from social media.
I hit the button. I hit the DELETE BUTTON on my Facebook account. I was FREE.
But wait! It would take 30 days for my account to truly be DELETED. No!
They knew I was weak. They knew I was tempted to restore my ACCOUNT.
But I was determined not to. Those 30 days felt like forever. But I made it through it. Then I just happened to remember yesterday that I haven’t had a Facebook account for two months! Sweet!
I’ve gotten so much done. My mental health has really improved.
Someone this past weekend, someone asked me if I have missed Facebook and if I’ve been lonely. I did miss it and at times have felt lonely. Isn’t that strange? Those connections were superficial. They were draining. Sure, I had a lot of friends I wanted to follow and keep up with. But who says I can’t still do that?
Of course I can. I’m working on making more suggestions than demands. If you feel like you’ve become a slave to social media, take back your power. Take back your autonomy. Step away from it. Try one hour. Then two. Then one day. Keep distancing yourself.
See how you feel. I think you will feel powerful!
I CAN DO…SO CAN YOU.
Benlamin Lee, aside from blogs, social media is a waste of time.
Benjamin Lee, at the risk of getting overly political, what are your thoughts on the censorship of conservatives on various media platforms?
Thanks for reading. Sure, that’s a great question. I think the idea of censorship is a bad idea. Social media was designed for people to have a platform. Social media has also become a form of news. I haven’t kept up with everything about who has been censored (it would be interesting to dive into who and why) and why, but the idea of a company deciding who they will put in Facebook jail or whatever platform it may is a dangerous idea.
Benjamin Lee, you are preaching to the choir.
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