“All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.” – Paul Hawken
Carl Sagan famously says we are “star stuff” exploring the stars. He’s right. I see it that life is a highway (sorry for the rascal flatts reference) by which the world achieves awareness and compassion to explore new modes of experiences and ways of being connected.
Social media has fostered a new era of “being connected”. People from all over the world can talk in real time, and develop connections that would not have been possible without the social platforms we have today.
Social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook can be misleading. Most of the pictures that people post only portray the positive parts of their lives.
All things considered, we shouldn’t all cancel our Facebook accounts (because its like the grandfather of social media first of all). We should stay logged Twitter, and not delete our Instagram profiles.
If we abandoned social media entirely, I wouldn’t be able to share this important message with you right now.
It is crucial to be critical of what you see online. It’s important to understand that the most experiences are those which occur in your real life.
I like the idea of isolation, I like the idea of solitude. You can be connected and have a phone.
Taking time for yourself does not mean you aren’t engaging in being connected.