August 25, 2017 § Leave a comment
I have decided to disconnect from social media for four days. Why? Because I cannot stand all of the negative news. All we hear about are all the horrible things happening in the world and it’s depressing and overwhelming. The idea that I brought children into such a world is even more overwhelming.
We are constantly bombarded with these messages about how divided we are as a nation and a people. How many things are broken and need to be fixed. Only we cannot seem to figure out on how to agree on a solution for anything. It seems like leaders are more interested in fixing it by their method rather than finding a solution for the people.
I’m tired of not being able to read the news, something that is supposed to be a reliable place to get factual news. Instead, we are subjected to biased rhetoric trying to persuade us from one side to another.
So, because of all of this and more, I have decided to stay off Instagram, Facebook, and even Snapchat. This is particularly hard because I am still friendless in North Carolina. I have to say though, I am not really feeling the withdrawal and it’s day two. My goal in all of this is to really try and view the world around me. Is it what people are saying? Is it really as bad on every level as the media portrays it? Or can I look at my neighbor on the left and on the right and find goodness there?
That’s what I plan on finding out even after I return to the world of social media.
Can I find goodness in the people around me?