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May 6, 2021 at 10:02 am #22350seohelperKeymaster
People don’t truly connect, they follow. People don’t truly experience the good moments, they just capture them….
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100% agree. On social media, many people just present a highly polished, edited version of their lives – a highlights reel. Last year I was walking through a wealthy area when I saw two women take an empty gift bag with a designer logo on it out of a carrier bag and both take turns at posing in front of a restaurant – holding the bag – while the other one took a photo of them. They then carried on walking down the street without actually entering the restaurant. I felt sorry for them, it was such a hollow action. Social media has its good points but, to me, it’s largely a cancer.May 6, 2021 at 4:12 pm #22355samhorine
I see the point you’re trying to make but wouldn’t you also be able to make the same argument for last 100 years of photography? The photo albums of previous generations were all carefully curated memory chests as well.May 6, 2021 at 6:15 pm #22353convertingcreative
I think this is why people are so depressed these days and social anxiety is skyrocketing while self awareness is becoming almost non-existent.
People don’t know how to connect/relate with one another or even themselves anymore with anything that isn’t superficial or on the immediately visible surface.
The values that fulfill us as humans are no longer seen as valuable.
I am not sure what will reverse this. I’m ~30 and I find a HUGE super obvious difference between my friends who are 35ish+ and those below 30. It’s crazy.
Edit – whoops commented on wrong post.May 6, 2021 at 7:55 pm #22354Lurking-ham
Aren’t you trying to connect with strangers via Reddit and sharing views? To me it is just a different way of connecting, not necessarily bad or good. For me, social media allows me to understand a person more. Example, I can start a conversation with my colleague the other day because I saw her posted her trip to a staycation. I am the type of person who truly connects on a deeper level with very few people and social media helps me bridge the gap for those more common/regular friends.May 6, 2021 at 10:36 pm #22356Zlatan4Ever
Could be a shower thought.
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