Do you ever need a break from social media? I know I do.
It’s been too much as of late. The Presidential election. Black Lives Matter. Anti-BLM. Killings. Tornados. Hurricanes. Fires. Way too much is going on, and the ugly side of it is seen on social media.
Facebook, once a place to keep up with family and friends, has now turned into a political war zone. Left vs Right appears on my feed daily, and I’m not the only one. Even the people who say, “I don’t normally post things like this but” are posting about politics. Shocking, huh? Maybe it’s because of the upcoming election. I’m certain this is an influence as this is one of the most important elections in our nation’s history.
The political climate is so tense that is spilling over into our daily lives. Social media only keeps the tension alive because that’s all we talk about. I mean it’s our platform, right? We can say what we want. Then comes rumblings of the latest black man that has been shot by the police (It’s sad that I have to say “the latest” so casually). Twitter explodes and one again we’re in the same “I hate (insert here)” delimma.
I’m positive some friendships have ended simply because people of people’s online persona.
That, among many other reasons, is why I need a break.
I’ve been deleted multiple times over for my stance on racism or political issues. That’s fine. However, I’m tired. Tired of the same conversation. The same comments. The same hate from a different heart. What happened to social media being enjoyable? The days when I would come home from class to see who added me as a friend were the best. Facebook in its infant stages. Childlike innocence at an adult age.
With all of the hate I see everyday, I need a break.
It’s nice outside. I should go for a walk. The sun is shining. The breeze is perfect. I’ll see the good in people.
Life really is good.