I watched that documentary, “Social Animals” the other day. It made me feel pretty sad during a period of about a week where I was already feeling kind of bummed in general about social media.
I know it’s a great source of inspiration for lots of different reasons, it can be an good learning tool, allows us to be connected in a way that we haven’t been before (which is also very positive), and there are many people utilizing it to do good and make a difference. But like all of us experience at times, there’s that problematic tendency to compare your life to those of other people online, and I go through that off and on quite a bit. In addition to that, sometimes I don’t feel like there’s a real purpose to what I’m doing or putting out there and those are the times when I feel a little confused and unhappy with it. Like I’m sitting in limbo trying to figure out how I can use it to do good, myself.
Truly, the thing I’ve been most enjoying about this app lately, has been getting to know people better. Whenever a post or story initiates a dialogue; when I can learn something or hear an opinion; when it feels like I’m actually having a conversation with people; it makes all of this feel to me like it has more of a purpose while I figure out what I’m here to contribute.
Soooo... to close off that rant... tell me one random fact about yourself! 🧡 ....and remember not to get too lost in this crazy-arse world of Instagram.