“Constantly exposing yourself to popular culture and the mass media will ultimately shape your reality tunnel in ways that are not necessarily conducive to achieving your Soul Purpose and Life Calling. Modern society has generally ‘lost the plot’. Slavishly following its false gods and idols makes no sense in a spiritually aware life.” ― Anthon St. Maarten
Last weekend, I have deactivated my two Instagram accounts (with overall 7K followers) and my personal Facebook. I don’t know how long it would take again this time for me to put them back but what I’m pretty sure of is that I don’t want to see anything that will only trigger negative emotions to me at the moment. I’m again in this episode of my life when my tolerance for annoying things (mostly people) is just way way too low.
Facebook gets too tiring already, while with Instagram, I just want to get rid of some people who keep stalking me there (but not following me, you know I should feel flattered because of the EFFORT but I can’t. It’s totally pissing me off because hello, if you’re fan then support and follow me, if not, then why do stalk my Story all the time? It’s creepy & sick tbh). I’d probably set up a new account for Instagram in which no one I knew would follow me (if it’s possible) because as you can see Insta is a must for bloggers.
I know you would advise me to maybe just unfollow, block or unfriend these people but it’s hard, especially when people had started to measure loyalty, friendship and other types of relationship through the way how you are connected with them online. I have to admit that it’s upsetting to know whenever somebody unfriended me, especially for no reason at all. In fact, it makes me paranoid. It’s like, wtf? What did I post? What did I do? Then it would make me super effin extra careful with my postings although I know, I didn’t post anything bad. I stopped posting childish rants long time ago and I don’t post any comments about stuff like political or celebrity issues anymore. For all I care about these things now, right? I have my own happy life so I’m only posting happy things (and a bit of advertising for my sponsors). But still, some people have a problem with posting positive things? That’s why instead of cleaning up my Facebook, I’ve decided to just deactivate it. I don’t want to be in the crowd of people who are too ignorant of social media anymore. People who cyberbully over-hashtaggers (like me) thinking hashtagging is stupid, when in fact it’s almost the same as an advertising tool, people who question the authenticity of ‘love’ couples share online (bitter!!), people who have a million things to say about the government, from our PH Pres. Duterte to US Pres. Trump (*rollingeyes*) and a lot lot more of shallowness. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ranting right now. I just have the eyes to see what’s going on on social media. *bites nails*
I’d like to stay in social media world with the sole purpose now of growing my blog. I’d like to enjoy things I am very passionate about away from scrutinising eyes of people I’m personally acquainted with. I’d like to be surrounded with people who share the same interests and are inspiring. Which is why, my Facebook fan page is still up and running. My IG is still in progress because I want it to be just organic, not bound by ‘follow to follow’ rule. I don’t want to be guilty anymore just because I didn’t follow back or accept a friend request from people I knew, or feel bad of being ‘ghosted‘. I prefer strangers appreciating or criticising my work now.. And lastly, if thinking this way is a sickness, then I’d rather be sick… 🙂