Social Media – A Necessary Evil?
When I was a kid, my social network was called “outside”.
People nowadays are in love with social media platforms. It’s not a crush or an infatuation, but the type of love that keeps them up at night. The pings and alerts on our phone are relentless sometimes and don’t even let us concentrate when we want to – literally. Social networking has become our favorite go-to activity when we’re bored, have a little downtime or just have a compulsion that stems from habit.
Socializing, Mandatory or Just Trendy?
On an average, we spend more than 2 hours every day on social media, and whatever we experience there sticks with us. The word social comes from the Latin word, “socius” meaning “friend.” When you’re being social, you are reaching out to the world with open arms. Man is a social animal after all and such interactions are an essential part of our life as they are vital to our mental and physical health. A strong network of support and a strong community bond are an important component of adult life. When being social we tend to hang around people. A social butterfly is someone who is social or friendly with everyone, hopping from person to person, the way a butterfly does.
You’re Not Alone Here!
The definition of “sociable” is a person or a group of people who are friendly, welcoming, and ready for social activities. A friendly little town with lots of opportunities for social activities is an example of a sociable town. Socializing not only shaves off feelings of loneliness, but also it helps sharpen memory and cognitive skills, increases our sense of happiness and well-being, and may even help us live longer. Relationships are imperative for many different reasons such as stimulating and regulating our emotional wellbeing and thereby creating stability in our lives. They teach us how to be a good friend which is utterly necessary as having someone to count on and trust in times of need and someone to vent out to when we face challenges. Friends and mates take away loneliness and make us feel that we are not alone in this. We are in this together!
Be Social Fight Depression
Depression is an extremely serious mental health condition that can become deadly if it isn’t treated in time. In many people, untreated and aggravated depression can even lead to suicide. By being social we get the exposure to the world and we engage ourselves in activities which lead to interaction which further helps us in expressing ourselves in a clear manner. It makes one feel wanted and loved.
Individuals who have a socially active personality type tend to be dedicated leaders, humanistic, responsible, and supportive. They use feelings, words, and ideas to work with people rather than just physical activity to do things. They enjoy closeness, sharing, unstructured activity, and being in charge. People debate on social media, some find that good, and others criticize the same. I have my own perspective regarding the same. There are good aspects of being Social because I have seen people being deprived of happiness and have seen the darkness of being lonely. How their life has been hollow and empty. Social media has given them a new world to share and express and I see a ray of hope where they don’t find themselves neglected anymore.
Think positively and don’t misuse the arsenal of Social Media. Treat it as a gift and cherish the moments of Expression.
Poonam has a versatile personality and is passionate about writing and expressing her views. She has an incredible thought process and has always touched our heart and have impressed our brains. She has been influencing our society with the magic of her expression in words. It’s not only the virtual world that’s admiring her, but she has rocked her clients at her workplace with her intellectual thinking and ideas. A positive source to enlighten people’s aura, Poonam knows that better. Being an analyst with American Express she has balanced her desire to write and express. I’m certainly glad to present her and showcase her on this platform for writers.