I just deactivated/deleted my social media account. I have been thinking about doing it for some time now. I was very hesistant to join the social media site in the first place. My mother and father even joined before I did. Eventually though, I gave in. I wish I never did. For one – I don't like how public it's all become. I see it taking a turn for the worse. Two – If there is anyone on there that actually does care about me, like family, they know how to contact me. Three- I knew all these people personally but never had meaningful conversations with them. Four – On DT, I don't know anyone personally but I relate to them better. Five – I'd rather spend my time on DT having meaningful conversations with people I don't know then waste, literally waste my time on social media reading stupid things about people's lives.
I regret all the time I used to waste on social media. Besides family, my friends were people from high school. The two people I actually might consider friends have my number. If they miss me, they can call or text. Honestly though, I doubt that will happen. Also, I had a few co-workers on there. I'm too private of a person to blast my news to them. DT is safer. I can say what I really think here. I can remain anonymous. I can talk about real things. No, I may not know you guys but, I like you better. You all don't seem fake and I don't feel like I have to fake either. I can be more myself on DT. No, you don't know me but you know how I feel or at least can relate on some level.
Some people may think I am isolating myself by getting rid of the social media. I don't think so. I think I am choosing my friends more wisely. Ones that will actually listen to me and that I enjoy listening to also.
I love this community. When i am having a bad time – I come on here. What's that? Oh, messages, comments! I wasn't getting messages on social media. These people were once my friends, real life friends. Now, they just care about themselves. Some of them were always like that. I just didn't want to see it.
Now, I feel liberated. I don't have to worry about exes, gossipy co-workers, or toxic people from my past.
Maybe you think I am being cynical. I think I am using discretion.