Dreamer’s World September 10, 2019 – Social Media Update

It seems like every day there is another instance of personal data being leaked through social media. The halcyon days when social media was going to change the world are long gone now, the thrill has been replaced by the realization that nothing is what it seems, nor what was promised.

Personally, I began my own divorce from social media several years ago. The decision was made partially to protect me, but also because the thrill was gone. I was not getting the results I had hoped for from social media, and I found the sense of isolation there was the same as it can be in the real world. Honestly, I had to recognize my own self-worth before I could make the decision to withdraw from social media.

I don’t miss it at all. I thought that the decision would be difficult, and I was right about that, but once it was made everything got better rather than worse.