Maybe We Shouldn't Use Social Media All The Time... Maybe We Want To Be Mysterious
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Maybe We Shouldn't Use Social Media All The Time... Maybe We Want To Be Mysterious

Using social media is addicting, but thinking retrospectively, will we use it until the rest of our days? Should we?

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Maybe We Shouldn't Use Social Media All The Time... Maybe We Want To Be Mysterious
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The current technology we have is a blessing and a curse. It is such a fad to post on Instagram and Facebook with your location and show what you are doing because, oh, you are just so happy in that moment.

I often wonder if that is a good idea... you know, to post your location all the time.

It was outrageous and anxiety stricken enough when Snapchat came out with their location mode to see where all of your friends were. In my opinion, I get very anxious and upset when I have unnecessary information I do not need. Especially if someone told me they were going to one place but are in another when I look to see where they are.

Posting one's location can encourage people to be stalked and instigate heated arguments.

It is not your business to know where someone is if they chose not to give you that information.

There are so many ways to see where a person is and what they are doing now that I find it bothersome to keep tabs on them. You can use many different outlets of social media to show everyone what you are up to and who you are. I find myself turning away from this because I just find it annoying and not productive.

Why not have an air of mystery about yourself?

Why go so far as to show others who you are and where you are on social media when you can be brave and just interact with others in real life?

I will admit, I am not a social butterfly, so of course, I say these things and people may take my words with a grain of salt.

There is also nothing quite like a rush of dopamine when someone messages you and likes something you post.

It's very addicting.

You want to stop posting, liking and announcing things, but your phone is always an arm stretch away.

Let's face it: the vast majority of people that use social media, use it as their source of happiness. Who am I to criticize and judge, I am in the same boat!

It's OK, really. I'm there with you, and if not, then I can understand. But a word of the wise is to be careful and cautious because what you do, say and post now (even when deleted) will be there forever.

One day, maybe, when we are old and have lived most of our lives, we won't be using social media as much. It may just become an imprint of our past.

However, this may be unlikely because our social media now has made a huge imprint on our future. Whatever the case, I hope people will be wise and careful as we move forward in our lives.

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