Hard decisions, easy life
ninety-nine problems but social media
I won’t be sad again, I promise.
Five things to share:
“I am so happy I’m not on social media!” I practically yell it out. We are at our usual spot drinking and chatting. I'm venting. I cannot believe my luck. In August, I left a life behind, a life I thought would last a lifetime. I don’t remember September. I got so scared by October I printed out a calendar and made a single promise to myself: All I needed to do for the next three months was get through each and every day by any means necessary, by all means necessary. I expected nothing else of myself, and nothing beyond. I put a big fat X when I woke up each morning. It surprised me, and at times delighted me, my sheer will to keep on living. You won’t die from sadness, that's lesson one, but if you’re going through hell, it helps to not be reminded of other people’s paradise on Facebook. In the meantime, lesson two: Hard decisions, easy life.
i deleted my facebook account. and it felt great. A social media-free life is a perfect
A quote I want to share with you:
Easy decisions, hard life. Hard decisions, easy life.
— Jerzy Gregorek
Parasocial Media and the illusion of connection.
A question for you: The average person spends over two hours per day on social media. What could you do with extra six hundred hours per year?
That’s all for this year! Wishing you a very happy, productive, unplugged new year. You’ve got all you need. 🍻
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