Friday, December 29, 2023

Random thoughts 12-29-2023

My current thoughts on Social Media's Toxicity
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My current thoughts on Social Media's Toxicity

Social media comment sections have become such a cesspool of judgemental hatred and unsolicited opinions. Nobody can post anything anymore without someone coming to the comment sections to interject their two cents even when a question wasn't even asked. 

And don't even think about posting your own opinion on your own personal profile about something you like or are happy about that people may not agree with because you will most definitely get people commenting their, again; unsolicited and unwanted opposing opinions and ruining your personal, joyful post. Because these people don't know how to just agree to disagree and scroll on... Which In case you were unaware is incredibly annoying and disrespectful. 

For the most part, unless asked I really try to keep my opinions to myself these days and sometimes even when asked, because I despise arguing and debating with people, I find it to be a complete waste of my time and energy! And I don't have the energy or time to waste. Nothing they say ever changes my mind and nothing I say ever changes their mind, so it just goes in circles and is completely pointless.

Nobody seems to have manners, respect, or even the tiniest notion of netiquette anymore. And it's destroyed the whole purpose of social media. 

Here, I'll give you a quick little lesson. If you see something on your timeline you don't like, first of all remember, that person trusts you to be a part of their world and has basically invited you into their "home" which is why they added you as a friend and you are seeing their post on your timeline. With that said you have a couple of options here:

1. Ignore it and keep scrolling

2. Mute/unfollow the person's posts. You'll still be "friends" but their posts and/or stories will no longer show up on your timeline. You then have the option to mentally prepare yourself before going to their profile to check in on them, knowing you are probably going to see something you don't like, but at least you go into it knowing that, instead of it just randomly popping up on your timeline and you weren't expecting it. Again if you do see something you don't like refer to #1 or you can move on to #3.

3. Delete/block person. Just simply remove the person from your life.

I also block pages that people frequently share from if it's topics I'm not interested in seeing, like religion, politics...etc. So everything else they post I can still see, I just won't see anything from those pages they like to share from that are of no interest to me.

See, lots of options, I use all three regularly because I do not come here to argue, debate, or get angry over the stupid things people post. I come on in my spare/downtime while trying to relax for a moment. I'm here to keep up with friends and family since this is how it's done these days. I'm here to see what amazing things you have going on in your life, watch your children grow, and celebrate your accomplishments and milestones with you.

I am most definitely not there to fight, argue or debate with anyone!

I know I'm probably talking to a brick wall but I needed to get that off my chest, social media is such a toxic environment anymore, I remember what it was like when it first started and I kinda miss those days...

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