The world has become a global village today. We all are connected to everything in today’s time. Right from business and entertainment to social media. Technology has prison-ed us in its walls. Initially, there were only 3 basic essentials in life; Food, clothing and shelter. And now one more has been added to that family; Food, clothing, shelter and Internet!
And social media! How can we forget this aspect of the internet?!
Social media since its inception has always been serving its purpose of communication and interaction. It is because of social media that we communicate and interact today with people miles away from us. The internet and the social networking sites not only help us communicate with one another but they also provide us with all the necessary information concerning all kinds of topics. Feelings, moods, your current status, locations, hobbies, area of interests, dislikes, likes, etc. We have just sold ourselves to them and hence soon, the word ‘secret’ would become history.
For today’s generation, putting up stories, snap chatting, maintaining streaks, sharing posts is what really matters out.
Went to a restaurant? Ordered a pizza? Let’s just eat it then! Uh no wait, let me first upload it in my story!
We have become a little journalist of our own today by sharing every information and details online. But is this the only perspective we could consider? I don’t think so. Our lives are quite similar to what actions these social media platforms do. A coin has two sides where both the sides define different meanings but hence is valued all together. Same goes with the Social Media. We have always seen it’s that side to what we have been using, but it can become a mode of spirituality for us. Not by accessing ourselves to internet, but accessing ourselves in real life.
Snaps, Streaks and Stories! This should become the motto of our lives.
Snap your memories, each moment of your life you come across, not by clicking it as a picture, but snapping them into your mind and heart, to make yourselves learned and grow bigger in terms of humanity and as a gentlemen-women. These snaps will help you to enjoy and feel each moment live, where your heart is the camera and mind which keeps it balanced. You can also refresh your memories by calling that feel again and not by watching the picture again. These snaps will also benefit the fellow people around you as you will be able share real experiences with them to what you have exactly felt. Here your heart will speak, not your gallery in mobile.
Streaks are tough to maintain aren’t they? To lose a streak would be surely worse than a heartbreak, I feel so. But does the streak of clicking and sharing pictures is only everything? NO! To grow and develop ourselves in each and every aspect is what takes success to be achievable. And once that success is attained, maintaining that success streak is too tough. Often after achieving success, pride takes place in people’s mind and hence pushes them towards downfall. But, once we learn to maintain that level of success streak, glory won’t be far away. Whilst maintaining that streak, you should also learn to break it as well. But here it doesn’t mean to end the success streak, but to climb even higher than that.
Stories are the words or expressions that are captured and hence shared. They are the quick moments which we want to share them online. But, stories could be developed and made other way too. And that’s by living in the moments, exploring the scenic beauty of life, meeting new people, developing healthy relationships and more to add-on to your bucket list. Make this life your own story and let it speak out for you. The most important for this being that is every story contains a lesson to instruct the audience. And these stories will help us to teach love, to forgive others, to be just and to strive for better than yourself.
Emoticons are so fun to use! They portray of your emotions. From cheerful face to an angry one, it represents you now-a-days in each and every way. But has that led to increase in the number of misunderstandings that happen between people who may friends or family? From a survey report, yes it has. So what should we do? There is no wrong in using emoticons but when you truly want that emotion speak out the best for you, meet that person in real to whom you want to open up to. And the now the question arises; What if that person stays miles away from us? Because of the development in technology you can video call them and hence share out whatever you have in heart, be it anything.
Filters Filters and Filters. I seriously never understood what delights people hiding their actual face. But it’s completely fine on social media, and I respect their choices. But the real problem erupts when people start using those filters in real life. They are someone else, and hence portray someone else. Those are the real chameleons around you. Remember, people can take any avatar if they wish to either hurt you, break you or overtake you. You have to protect yourself from not becoming one of them. Be you who you are. When you wish to deny something, deny. And to support, just support it. Never be into a split personality. This may hurt the people around now, but later it will only ruin yourself. Filters are only good till they’re used in smartphones, but once you bring it out in real, it will only pull you down ahead in life.
Social media didn’t become a part of our lives, instead we have become a part of them. But now it’s the time to change that. Now it’s time to socialize in real. Support one by not commenting or sharing the thing online, be there for them in real. Surely, it’s the generation of snaps, streaks and stories, but we need to bring them out from social networks and apply them in our life to make a way for glory, to understand the actual meaning of life. We need to start living in the moments rather than getting worried or living in the future. To make that happen, we have to snap our memories and all the moments of life that makes us learned at some point. Let’s maintain the streak of success and hence, share the stories of experience to educate many.