Twitter is going crazy. Kim Kardashian West put Red lipstick on her 6-year-old daughter. Drake and Kanye were beefing. Chris Rock is getting bashed for something he did years ago. And everybody’s trying to #impeach Trump. What’s new? Sadly, nothing.
I’m in my early twenties, yet I still feel disconnected with modern times. I can’t even go on twitter or any other social media app anymore because I’ve grown sick to the ridiculous crap I come across. It gets worse by the day. Most people are used to it, but truthfully, I don’t think I ever will be.
Twitter and other social media platforms aren’t solely to blame for the content we come across though. It’s us, the users who are continually making silly people famous and creating internet feuds over absolutely nothing.
We definitely have the power to utilize technology to improve human intellectuality that will benefit us in the future, but we’ve chosen not to for reasons I can’t explain.
People have the power to change what is being promoted, conveyed, and continuously published, but they intentionally choose to talk about things that have no positive impact on society whatsoever.
People are moaning and complaining over things they can’t even change. Throwing all their energy behind something hateful and harmful, for what? Mean girls said it best:
Calling somebody else fat won’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. And dehumanizing someone because they don’t agree with your politics, just makes you an ignorant closed-minded prick. Nobody wins. And the world remains divided.
As overstated as this may be, humans need to spread more love. People need to learn to put their differences aside, shut the f*ck up and listen to others speak for once. Myself included.
We need to be willing to listen to other people’s ideas and opinions, without needing always to voice our own concerns.
You can surprisingly learn a great deal from one conversation, by silently listening to what someone has to say.
The best knowledge isn’t derived from your smartphone or your mac but from the minds of our fellow humans.
Communicating with people who share unique views from you can do you right. Because frankly, our input isn’t always needed. And the only way to grow is by challenging ourselves to think and act differently.
“We’re teaching people how to use their head. The point is to use your head you have to go out of your mind. You have to go out of all the aesthetics, all the ways in which we think.” (Colors and Shapes, Mac Miller).
At the end of the day, we all crave the same thing. To be happy, to be loved, to be appreciative, to live comfortably, to be healthy, etc. But to get anywhere close that we must first work on ourselves, quit pointing fingers at everybody else, and change the way we look at things. Because when you change the way you look at things, the direction of your life will change too.