Daily Thought #19

I am going to take a moment to talk about social media. Now, before I start this thought, I want to clarify that I see social media as incredibly useful. It is a way to contact old friends. To see what is going on in the lives of your children/grandchildren. However, as the old saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. And considering how most in power do not have the best track record when it comes to responsibility, one can only assume we will misuse the power of social media.

And we have.

We are departing from reality. We believe “friends” on Facebook means we are friends in real life. People stare at their phones when sitting with their friends. Meaningful communication is nil while quick memes are rampant.

I am not suggesting getting rid of social media. I think it is a useful tool. However, everything is better in moderation!

What do you think? Do you think we in our society (especially in America) use social media too much? Or not too much at all?

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