Social Network Isn’t Your Enemy

December 16, 2019 • 10:47 PM

Social network isn’t your enemy.

People keep telling you that the social network is “an echo chamber,” that it makes you feel less of yourself because everyone posts their best moments.

Fuck those people and their negativity.

I recently realized that by limiting the people you follow (or the people you put in your precious do-not-mute list) you have more conversation. Like actual, private, one-on-one conversations. You go ask them how their vacation was and that the photos looked amazing and that you’re glad they are having a good time.

By limiting the people you follow, social network is more like a place where you casually meet people; a place where you feel happy for friends when they’re happy. It is not a place where you feel you’re lacking in life and brew on your cynicism.

Previously: Space is Key.