Is Social Media Making You Stupid?
Start writing a post

Is Social Media Making You Stupid?

Or do you know someone who has become stupid because of social media?

Is Social Media Making You Stupid?

There are different types of people on social media. There are the ones who use it to catch up with old friends that they can no longer meet up with as much. There are the ones who will tell you how they spent every little second of the day. Some will use it to brag about how good their life seems to everyone, and conveniently ignore the not so great parts. Some will post details that no one else truly cares to read about. People will post about getting drunk at some party. There are people who make rude jokes about skin color, mental illness, and many other insensitive comments. Comments are made like "Oh, I guess I'll just go kill myself" or other phrases about self-harm, with no intention of pursuing the act but only use it for dramatic effect.

Then there are the ones that sit back, don't post much of anything and read everything that others put out there for all to see. Some will just read about old friends they no longer see much, and some will seek out the ones they wish harm against. Some will sit back and be amazed at the dumb things people will post on social media. Others will genuinely seek out and look for good posts about a life event of a friend.

Unfortunately, not all the people who read a post, see a tweet, or look at your pictures are wishing to see good news for you.The sad part is that not everyone wants to see you do well.

I tend to be one of the ones to not post as much on social media, besides my articles or blog posts. I sometimes will post a picture or two every once in a while, but other than that I don't care. I've learned to think about something before I post it for the world to see. Some things should be kept just for you. Being connected to everyone else all the time isn't exactly healthy.

It's 2018 and it's time to slow down on the social media.

Or you might make yourself look like a fool down the road. Just look back at some old posts you made as a kid. I know I cringed and you probably will too.

If you took a month off from social media, see how your daily routine will change. After that, just take a month off from posting anything. Simply look at what others post and don't focus on putting your own status out there. You would be amazed at what your followers and "friends" put out there. It can get quite ridiculous.

Slowing down on social media may cause you to make the most of 2018. Instead of looking at things from a computer screen or phone screen, you can see the actual world around you.

Regina Britt says it best.

"Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn't looking down at a device in their hands? We've become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us."

Social media isn't all bad. There are some good perks, but it can be taken too far. It becomes an addiction for some people. So, after you finish reading this article, it won't hurt to actually have a conversation about the dangers of social media with the person across the room. Face to face, not over text.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments