Disconnect to reconnect

By Cari Floyd
Lifeatstart.com reporter

Almost everybody can say they have some form of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. are apart of a lot of people’s everyday lives. Some people may use it for business and others may have it to just to keep in contact with family and friends. But what is the actual purpose of social media? Yeah, it’s a good way to stay in the loop about what’s happening around you but what happened to reading the newspaper or just simply calling people to find out about things?

I think humans have became too dependent on social media. We don’t really need it, yet people go crazy if they can’t check their Facebook for an hour. It’s become more important than the moments and people that are in front of you. We’d rather read all the nonsense on these apps than have an actual conversation with someone.

These are all reasons I’ve decided to disconnect myself from the social media world. The only form of social media I have is Snapchat and I barely use that. Trust me, not having these things to check can be hard because you’ve become so used to coming to them everyday, but disconnecting also brings along good things. Since I’ve detached myself I’ve become way more focused when it comes to getting homework done and listening in class. There’s nothing there for me to get distracted with, I’ve carried actual conversations without my phone in my face scrolling through Twitter, and I feel relieved that I don’t have to see everyone’s drama every day.

Social media has become nothing but toxic. It ruins friendships, relationships, and happiness. I’m not saying I won’t ever go back to it but for right now I’m content without it. I don’t need it for anything and it doesn’t benefit me in anyway so why should I keep using it? Put down your phones and actually enjoy life.