As we have already mentioned, being always in touch with other people’s lives on social media can lead to depression. It goes without saying that your mood is directly proportional to the amount of time you spend on social media. So if you are feeling anxious or sad, try staying away from Facebook and the likes to lighten your overall mood.
I am on Social Media more than ever before. When lying around what else is there to do? Ha.
But I believe what is missing from the article is the fact one doesn't have to believe any of it. In fact a very healthy dose of incredibility is an absolute requirement. Any way that's how I look at most of it. Of course every 'App' or 'Group' is different but the ones that I follow are basically hilarious (although everyone is deadly serious) and I get a kick out of them.
I live next to a retirement community. Their FB groups are truly bizarre. Currently they have a long discussion on whether Alexis or Siri are listening in on them. General feeling is they will not allow one in the house.
Another favorite is a FB CPAP Therapy - the horror stories are quire amazing.
An astronomy cosmology group never fails to crack me up - all the college sophomores proving Einstein and the rest as basically wrong.
And on it goes.
Once you appreciate you can place as much weight on what you read as you can on what the fellow next to you says in line at the Driver's License Bureau - Social Media can have just the opposite effect - it is a hoot.
I'm stuck inside most of the time anyway- and if I were to go out, I still check up on my friends and really enjoy playing Words with Friends, DoubleDown Casino, build a beautiful room, I don't really go on Facebook very much at all, but sometimes you have to have Facebook in order to have the apps you want to enjoy.
I also get a kick out of a lot of the stuff people do and say. I love to read others stuff because it's funny or even sometimes sad and I like to say prayers for people.
I myself cannot get out often enough, so therefore I am a people's person and I love to go online whether it be looking things up in Google, or readin old history, or just getting together with my friends and talking.
I have to say thank God for Facebook and other things because if it weren't for that social media per se I would have never of met some of my very best friends, not to mention I also found long lost family that I have not seen in years or even knew we were related. I also found some friends that I couldn't find for a very long time, and I am so happy we are together again.
I have yet to meet many in person and that is something I'd like to do and have it in my bucket list. I found out a very much about my family tree just by going online and looking up my heritage, I'm a Polish Girl through and through, my whole family is from Poland and Czechoslovakia, I found one of my uncles was a and Olympic skier! he came to the USA and won in the Olympic Games for jumping the highest ski jump ever representing his country here in America. He was very wealthy and we have royalty in our family, that live in Poland, now I never would have known any of this if I hadn't had social media Google and things like that.
I also am alone most of the time so for me to go online helps me to keep my brain working my personality intact and keeps me communicating.
Believe it or not I can talk much better behind the lens then I can face to face, as I am very shy believe that or not. I have a hard time talking around people in crowds, and so fourth!
But I do agree about how much time goes by and how much time I do spend on social medias or playing games or looking things up. But I'm glad time goes by that fast because what else is there to do besides clean, when I do go out it's usually to the doctors and only.
Being sickly really sucks, so I thank God we are upping the world nowadays, I can't imagine what it would be like for me to have it back like it was in the old days no TV no telephone sitting in a chair and rotting to death with nothing to do because I can't do much.
So I rest my case the end oh and PS I could care less what the neighbors have I'm not one to be a jealous person I'm far from that I'm happy in my pajamas as long as they're clean, I'm happy to have a roof over my head and food on the table. I could care less what anybody else has I don't care about other people's money, I don't care about other people's houses, I'm just glad I have something over my head and I'm warm and fed.
For many people, social networks are a place for idle chatter about what they made for dinner or sharing cute pictures of their pets. But for people living with chronic diseases or disabilities, they play a more vital role.
Post by lavishgail on Mar 10, 2018 17:07:36 GMT -5
I so agree Jade, Thank you for putting this up! If I was healthy, well, I would hardly ever be on my computer! I would be outside doing as much as I can!
I was very athletic back in the day, I owned horses and I loved horseback riding it was my very very favorite. I also loved hiking up mountains and breathe in the fresh air, I love to walk everywhere I went I used to walk. I really never got my license until I was 32 that's what kept me in shape.
I also rode my 12 speed everywhere, I was very very busy girl. I used to ice skate roller skate, go bowling, I was even on a bowling league.
I was never bored I was never fat I was very healthy, now on my skin hangs my muscles are dilapidated and when I do move it's like a turtle, but I am glad I did all that I did before I got this terrible disease I have. Sometimes, I feel as though I'm only existing for whatever reason. And that's hard on me, because I was so busy before I crawl out of my skin sometimes. But it is what it is and I've come to accept it sometimes 😁😁🤔💙💙💙🌷🌷🌷⚘⚘⚘⚘🌿⚘🌿🌼🌻🌿🌼🌻🌿🌼🌻🌿🌼🌻🌸🌹💋💋💋💋👄