This has been on my mind for some time now, the changing world around us due to social media and it really puzzles me how so much have changed in our society as a result of it. I can’t tell if the good out weighs the bad but all the same it calls for concern no matter what many may think.
Like everything else in life, there is good and bad, advantages and disadvantages but does the disadvantages out weigh the advantage in today’s society? This many seems to think. Social media has taken over interpersonal communication among individuals. People no longer communicate or converse when they are seated together, even at formal gatherings. Recently, we were at a birthday party. More than 60% of the invitees were on their phones, either on social medial or making calls. none of them was actually communicating with those them or socializing the way expected in a gathering as that. it was indeed pathetic. Even kids are caught up in this same web today. In kids parties these days, many are either on their parents cell phones browsing or on their personal tablets.
The home front is facing the same social media fever trend. Recent research has shown that couples no longer enjoy cozy intimate moments together as before the advent of social media, the wife is seated on the either the couch engrossed in her phone and the husband alone in the dining table on his PC or on the love seat with his phone is a typical scenario in most homes.
Or a wife busy doing house chores or trying to catch hubby’s attention, while he answers absent minded because is deeply engrossed in his phone on social media. While its ok to get news/ informations and also it is a good source of major info now but one aspect that bothers analyst also is the trend of posting or showcasing our life events on social media.
The trend of portraying love in our marriages, family on social media. That is far off the hook. Who are we trying to impress with our love story or every day honey moon or love in Casablanca. Show your partner love without Facebook. Lets learn to talk communicate without social media
Out culture of speaking is dying, our culture of real pure family time and joy is fast disappearing, instead in its place is a fake for show type of love. When we laugh it is recorded for the media, when we give fast off, zap! to posting. Can’t we do anything without posting it? Who are we trying to impress, those who don’t know us? Who are thousands of miles away in another world?
Why can’t we just be normal everyday people these days communicating, listening, having fun with our spouse and family without publicizing it? We need to recheck our use of social media.