Dear Anonymous Reader,
I’m writing because it feels like I’m too much exhausted today, and it seems that I need to get these thoughts out of my head.
I just finished watching this recent documentary by Netflix called Social Animals or “social_animals”, and I just realized how social platforms gone sooo sooo big that it can literally make or break you.
The documentary Social Animals by Netflix is an eye opener. For an indie film, it is very well done. Three teenagers with very interesting stories about their roller-coaster experience with Instagram. I don’t want to give more details, because I hate spoiling viewers. However, don’t expect too much from the film it’s not like a jaw dropping documentary like “Abducted in Plain Sight” – still it is a very effective eye opener. I enjoyed it!
Social Media Platforms are now on a whole different level. I started blogging 2007 (FYI I deleted all my Old Blogs, and this one is my fourth one *wink). Why? It feels like deleting old blogs for me is getting a closure on that part of my life, it’s like moving on and growing up.
There was a time in my life that blogging gives me so much joy, because increasing number of blogger friends, views, readers and comments gave me this validation that I’m a good writer. BUT writing a post is not that easy. You need to write in a way that readers will be engaged in your story. Getting somebody to read is REALLY HARD compared to getting someone to watch a video or “LIKE” a photo.
It seems that as the world grows older the attention span of people gets shorter, and this is what Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Vine and all the coolest social media platforms are taking advantage of – INSTANT GRATIFICATION. I’m not saying that this is BAD. Nope it’s not, but just what I said earlier – these social media platforms can make or break you. Some people make tons of money $$$$$$ from a single click of their Camera Phone. While some people end up cutting their wrist and bleeding out to death after being bullied or harassed in social media.
This is just my opinion, I am so lucky growing up without social media exposure. Back in the day, you only have yourself and a diary, whatever you wrote on it is private. No one will leave nasty comments. Nobody can fuck your mind. I’m really scared having a child who does not know how playing around with other kids feels like, and the only friends they have are online followers.
The world is changing. It changed soo differently, more than my Lola Puring could ever imagine. There’s no way to resist. The truth is, our digital world is really beautiful and fascinating. It can make your dreams come true. It can take you to places, give you strong emotions, and makes you happy.
BUT always remember you have your family waiting for you around the dinner table. You have a spouse beside you during bed time. Talk to them. You have a LIFE outside this social network. You have a REAL LIFE, and you have these people that genuinely love and accept you without judgement, without “FILTER” -and for me that’s happiness.