PLAYLIST 18

Too Much To Ask by Niall Horan


I Built A Friend
by Alec Benjamin


The Way To Nowhere
by Alec Benjamin


Smother Me
by The Used


Hear You Me
by Jimmy Eat World


I Swear This Time I Mean It
by Mayday Parade


I Need The Sun To Break
by James Bay


Something I Need
by One Republic


I Will Follow You Into The Dark
by Death Cab For Cutie


Last Hope
by Paramore


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PLAYLIST 17 | RECENTLY PLAYED

13 by Lany


Pure Shores
by All Saints Covered by ROLLUPHILLS


Sweet Creature
by Harry Styles


Ugly Love
by Griffin Peterson


7
by Catfish and the Bottlemen


You
by The Pretty Reckless


Rulers of Reverse
by Whittaker ft. Tyler Joseph


The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
by Brand New


Cheers
by Sleeping With Sirens


Dear Life
by Beck

SOCIAL MEDIA ‘RANT’ (3/3) | “THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK”

We connect with the world through social media and right now I see that channel as a very toxic place. Everyone was granted this media to voice out their opinions but it grew on them and they took advantage of it and became insensitive toward others feelings. It doesn’t matter to them how their opinions affect other people as long as they say what they wanted to say with the reason of “this is my opinion, I am free to voice it out”β€” the freedom of speech. But is the need to express one’s opinion greater than empathy which is the source of kindness and love that can eventually heal this world? There’s too much negativity in the world why add on to that? And if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

I used to think that when you are a very opinionated person who talks about politics, current news and have so much to say about everything you look smarter even when you hurt somebody’s opinion. Now, I take a step back and see it everyday on my timeline. I see these people trying too hard and becoming a know-it-all and a self-proclaimed analyst in every field, it’s quite annoying. Like, wow… I used to be one of these people (no offense) and I am not generalizing but some of them are really just too much like the one on my list of Reasons To Quit Social Media – Self-righteous people.
 
Social media has been one of the easiest way to criticize someone without saying it to their face which I completely don’t understand. I stopped voicing out my opinions on social media about the trending topics such as politics, celebrity issues and other news. I choose to be ignorant in some way from these “important” issues that “need” to be talked about for the reason of preserving my wellness because as I’ve said in one of my previous post there will be people who will contradict your opinion and there will be a big chance that one of those people will be a close-minded person. I don’t want to be in a dead-end argument. It’s not really about being ignorant, it is more about self-preservation. I especially stopped posting my criticisms on things such as books, movies, music and generally about everything on social media I just criticize my own life lol. I realized that the people who created these things worked hard for it and just to hear that what they created was trash in return is crushing on their part. And if I’m getting this urge to criticize something/someone, I always asks myself “can you even do what they do?” and “is it worth it?” That shuts me up every time and end up criticizing my self lol. So, mostly I post my opinions here on my blog because the bloggers in this community are open-minded and way nicer πŸ˜‰. 

I also stopped having that need to be updated all the time and having something to say about the current trends, I disconnected myself from that. I disconnected myself from the negative things that are happening in the world. Maybe I don’t care that much about what’s going on or I’m really just a selfish person but I prefer to focus, share and voice out about the positive things that are happening in the world rather than the negative. And I’m sharing my views about the negative effects and side of social media not to (completely) criticize it but to make others be aware of their actions in social media. To be conscious of what they say in social media, just like the famous slogan “think before you click”. Hence, I’ve written 3 consecutive posts about the subject. 


I am an everyday user of social media and I’m guilty of some of the things that I pointed out of this entire series of posts at some point in time of using it. Honestly, it’s becoming a very harmful place for individuals who just want to to use it as a way to express themselves. People was given this convenient platform to do that but some took advantage of their freedom and unconsciously kept on ‘hurting’ people with their words that these people were forced to deprived themselves of expressing for the fear of being convicted and persecuted from being themselves. The real world that we live in is giving us so much crap and the internet where we can use as an escape and as a virtual world offers the same then where can we go? We can express and state our opinion without stepping on somebody else’s opinion and characterβ€” we can actually make social media a harmonious place that we can use as an escape from the reality if we let it and now I just realized that humans are really the worst lol (I hope the aliens abduct me).

This ends my 3/3 “rants” about social media. I hope you enjoyed them lol.
 
Photo credits to GMA Network

SOCIAL MEDIA ‘RANT’ (1/3) | DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

In a world being publicize, an opinionated world and a world slowly losing the value of privacy and personal space do you still know who you are?
 
Internet and social media are a great way to connect to other people, to be updated about their lives and to keep up with the current trends but it’s also a place where it can easily influence your choices and perspective on things. Everything is being publicize through the internet especially lives of celebrities that maybe some of us admire what they do and we think it is cool. How some of us want to imitate their lifestyle but do you think imitating such people will lead you to defining or finding yourself or will you just be another one of a clone of somebody’s image? 

It is great to express yourself in anyway you can and right now Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. are some of those that can help you do that. You can state your opinion out there, share your lifeβ€” it’s a free country anyways. But are you sharing to express or to just show people you have a life? Are you proving something? Do you need to prove something? Are you one of those who fakes an Instagram post for the sake of likes? 

We can all agree that we can find a lot of things in the internetβ€” helpful things and there are things that can be quite harmful to our beliefs and personal opinion. It is a free country and we can state our opinion on things but we can’t ignore that there are people out there that will contradict to what we have to say. It will hurt our beliefs, it will make us question what we truly believe in and worst it will change those beliefs and that’s the time we’ll lose the sense of ourself.

In the internet it is easy to stalk people, to imitate other people’s lifestyle, to be obsessed and to lose ourself. That’s why I found these few people who took a step away from social media for awhile to have their lives back:
 
(1) Hayley Williams of Paramore recently told in an interview (3:40 mark) about taking a few months off from social media to disconnect and to find herself again because apparently lots of people throw their opinion and she doesn’t need that, according to her it’s a self-preservation.
 
(2) Ed Sheeran took a year off social media explaining in an Instagram post. According to him he was seeing the world through the screen and wanted to explore more. And recently deleted his Twitter account.
 
(3) Taylor Swift was on a hiatus and she clearly had been off the grid and was taking her personal time effectively. But now she’s back and deleted all the content of her social media.

Here is a list by Newsday of celebrities who took a break and deactivated their social media accounts.

Celebrities Who’ve Quit Social Media


Take a step back as well for awhile, ask those questions to yourself. Who are you without social media? 

The whole point of this article is are you what you are on social media?

This is 1/3 of my “rants” about social media. I found myself writing about the “toxicity” of it so please bear with me on this and on my views about it and if we don’t have the same view about it, please don’t hate me lol.