Social Media and People

One thing I do not like about people on social media sometimes is the fact that some of us like to exercise freedom of speech so much so that we forget other people. We forget that other people have feelings, too…that not all of us have the same degree of perception and that we don’t always have the same opinions on things.

A few daws ago, I stumbled upon a post by someone laughing at a photo that she just shared. The photo was actually a meme, and it was a joke on other people who liked to take selfies. It was questioning why some people take too many selfies every day, and post it online when in fact, other people don’t care about how they look on their selfies…that no matter how many times they do it, their physical appearance will never change…that they will never look better even if they post selfies every single day. It pained me that other people who commented on it also thought it was funny.

The other day, I also came across another post saying that it ires her seeing people post about almost everything. What? You can do everything you want, and we can’t? Who are you? The Queen? The President?

Having seen this post made me think of so many things and reflect on my own as well. I neither like nor hate people who do take selfies and share them with the world. I am not sure about how I feel for people who like to broadcast their lifestyle. They have their own ways to live and the only good thing I can do is to respect it.

Why would you question what people do when it’s not doing you any harm? It’s their way of expressing themselves, and you have your own way to express yourself, too.

If you don’t like taking pictures of yourself or sharing it with other people, then don’t. If you don’t like posting anything about your life or your feelings and thoughts, then don’t. If you don’t like seeing people who do this, then don’t. Stay out of social media. 

Everyone is different. Not all people are like you, and they don’t have to be like you. Don’t question others based on what and who you are. You may tell me, “It is just a joke.” Yes. It is only a joke, but jokes, as others say, are half meant. Jokes root from something. When you make jokes like these, it isn’t only because you find it funny. It is also because you remember something that is based on real life. You have something that triggers this joke. IT IS NOT A GOOD JOKE.

There are people out there, people who have personality disorder and anxiety issues — people who are sensitive enough to get depressed knowing that others question their ways. I know a lot of people like them. We have different ways of expressing ourselves and making ourselves feel better, and for them, this is how they do it. And people like them, when questioned, exhibit a deeper kind of demotivation and their insecurities will get more heightened. I know…because I am one of them.

You don’t know how people like us think and feel…that a simple form of banter may lead to something bigger, something unimaginable, something that your conscience will never forget. I am not asking you to stop exercising your right to express yourselves in your own way, I just ask you to be more careful of what you want to express, and to stop being ignorant of other people’s feelings.

But then again, like I said, we’re all different. This rant of mine shouldn’t define who you are. You have your own ways, so you do you.

You don’t know how people like us think and feel…that a simple form of banter may lead to something bigger, something unimaginable, something that your conscience will never forget. I am not asking you to stop exercising your right to express yourselves in your own way, I just ask you to be more careful of what you want to express.

That’s all.

Thank you. 🙂

  • You’re a thoughtful person and your message is appreciated. I sometimes think about the things I’ve seen and I think to myself, I have options. I don’t have to look. Some things that are offensive or annoying. Sometimes people live in their own small pockets of the universe and don’t realise how awful they sound to others. I am not advocating being mocked but when I was much younger I was spoiled and aloof, and people did not like me. Paying attention to the people who said negative things about me allowed me to accept myself more and to be considerate towards others. I don’t have an issue with selfie blogs but it depends on the message. If the photograph adds to the story, like your selfies, which are awesome and beautiful, I’m all for it. However, if it’s done to gather fans who will worship the person, I’m not supporting that. I’m not worshipping anybody. I didn’t see the blog in question, but perhaps it could be subconscious reaction against invitation to do that.

    • I couldn’t agree more with you. Just like you, I am also not into worshiping anyone. I just think that we cannot stop people like them who just do whatever they want. While it is a good quality as it implies that they are brave and courageous enough to do everything, it can also be bad as it may affect other people mentally, emotionally and socially. Sometimes, people get misunderstood on social media. I think we’re all prone to that, and the best thing we can do is, when we don’t understand a thing about a person, we can either try to understand or just keep quiet about it.

      Anyway, thank you so much for your positive input. 🙂 I hope you had a fun weekend! Have a great week ahead! <3

      • Thank you for responding, Diana. Same to you. Enjoy your week. I had a restful weekend, even though I was a bit busy. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts later.

  • Rightly said… it is nicer just to skip those items which a person dislikes rather than bash someone in the social media. 🙂

  • Thank you for putting this into words. I’ve been thinking about this earlier and we have the same thoughts about it. How I wish they care about what other people’s feelings… though they may be total strangers.

    • I am glad we’re on the same page. I hope you’re okay. 🙂 Some people are really just naturally mean. *sigh*