Around this time last year I was months into a break from Mark Zuckerburg’s golden goose?
I think I need another hiatus. Social media can be a drag.
Instagram is good. It’s solely picture based. Very little chance you will get into a trouble via a political squabble or possibly offend someone with your words.
Twitter for me is really impersonal which is probably why I enjoy it as much as I do. While I do have some family and friends that are on that platform the fact is mostly everyone mutual on there I do not know on a real personal level. Most of them I have never gone out with for a beer with. So I do find myself feeling more free to express my views, my thoughts and my opinions without feeling any significant blowback from people I may know. That opinion is shared by others in a similar spaces.
Facebook however is just a mental drain. I’ve been using the service for 13 years. It’s worsened by the fact that I am interconnected and interwoven with people I’m either related to, work with, friends with and associate with on a normal basis. It’s not to say there isn’t any good to the platform but in 2020 you can equally chalk up a positive experience on the same level as a negative one. Especially when it involves a conversation surrounding politics and race.
I love talking politics with rational people. Does not matter what side of the aisle they are on. Respectful and honest is all I care about in a hope that perspective is accomplished. Sadly Facebook is a open farm of misinformation and there are too many willing folks who do not want to see through the fodder. Plus we are in an election year which makes it worse.
Vote Trump? Vote Biden?
It does not make a difference. Ignorance is here to stay. There is a guarantee that ugliness will commence out of the conversation once the match is lit. We are now in a polarized society where no one cares about facts but rather their personal feelings regardless of information that may say otherwise.
No one cares about understanding.
No one cares about rationality.
Might be the perfect time to go away for a bit.
Who knows. Maybe for good. We’ll see.