The chances are quite high that everybody you know and everybody around you either uses or consumes information in some way from “social” media.
In fact, most of us feel like we’re missing out if we don’t have a profile on every major “social” network.
And this would be justified if we could point to some real, measurable, positive differences that “social” media has brought into our lives.
But, for the most part, it hasn’t.
In reality, it’s taken us a few steps backwards.
We’ve been reduced to spending hours aimlessly watching random YouTube videos of cats dancing or people juggling chainsaws. Scrolling through Instagram 20 times a day for no particular reason has become the norm. Getting involved in Facebook wars that run anywhere from 200 – 500 comments deep, is our new drug of choice. We become fixated on making the time to enter online competitions, tag friends, post hashtags & repost images even though we can’t make time to grow intellectually.
We’re struggling to pay attention to our spouses.
Our “hectic” lives are leaving us with no time to spend with our kids.
We have no time for healthy lifestyle choices.
Even though millions of us are deeply unhappy with our jobs, careers or finances, most of us have no energy or drive to explore alternate income streams, start side-businesses or improve our circumstances.
Why? Because there’s very little social and too much media on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter or YouTube. And media can’t bring you fulfilment.
So, here’s the thing: If your presence on a “social” network isn’t improving your finances or any major area of your life, you can do without it. Use the time and energy that you save to actually do/build/start something truly meaningful.