Social media detox

So, I’ve been withholding direct interaction on social media for a while now, and I have to admit that I sometimes miss posting random thoughts into that churning mess. But other than that, I’ve been lurking in every now and then and several things come to mind when reading what people post and share.

  • Most things that people post are inane and of little importance.
  • Most times it’s not even their own material.
  • When they do editorialize, they just sheepishly copy opinions from somewhere else.
  • Most ‘debates’ end in identity politics and Godwin’s law is often in effect. The level is often times ‘everyone that disagrees with me is literally Hitler’.

I often have to fight the urge to jump in, only to wait and see that the intellectual level is definitively subpar and the person that attempts to inject common sense is called a fascist, racist, xenophobe, or whatever label seems the most apt to shut down the discussion. And then I’m glad I never participated. For the people that are getting tired of all the bullshit, I can certainly recommend switching to read-only mode on social media.

Note that I didn’t disconnect from social media, I just refuse to interact. I’m still reachable on Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, Twitter DM and some other places. I refuse to shut myself off and become a hermit. I’m still there, reading what you all post, but keeping my opinion on myself. In turn, I will sometimes write blogs like these with some opinion (that some of you probably won’t like, but I couldn’t give a shit).

Anyway, not being as active has freed up time and brain space for the things I actually like to do. Things are going pretty good at that front. Most important of all, I’m actually content with everything again. Sure, I’ll see you guys posting things that will make me facepalm, but my next thought usually is: “I have better things to do than to redpill the world”, and I move on.