Showing posts from February, 2022

The Worst Part of Social Media

Social media has been a part of my life since my senior year of college in 2005. I was introduced to my wife on Facebook before a friend introduced us in-person.   Social media is normal now. It was in a state of flux for a long time as we all figured it out. Now it seems to have solidified.  I don't like where it has landed.  The worst part of social media is that it is now about hype or unwelcome opinions . I feel the temptation towards both of these, and I don't like them. Hype is the way everything we post is about how we and our lives are so great. It's not true, but it sure seems true.  Unwelcome opinions  are the way everyone constantly posts their own thoughts as commands or opinions that everyone else needs to know and agree with.  Neither of these things are the way that we talk with people in real life. I try not to boast of everything that I do in my conversations with friends or acquaintances, but I feel the temptation online to do that. I don't spray my op