Offline means Peace of Mind

  • Posted on: 30 January 2018

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if there was no social media? Can you remember the good old days when you were too young to care about how many virtual friends/followers you got because you cared more about making real friends?

People always find it odd when I say I am not into social media, that I prefer having real talk with real friends and essentially getting something out of it. They say I am old fashioned and I still live in a conservative world. But I just came to a point in my life where I realized that not everything about me needs to be on social media, I do not need the number of likes to validate my beauty or my fashion taste and I certainly do not need to go through the mental torture of worrying about how many likes my picture will get, because the truth of the matter is, that I do not know most of those people and very rarely will they ever meet me in person and have a chat or a good laugh.

We live in a world where everything about us is on social media, we do not care about making real friends just as long as you get likes, but we don’t realize that none of those likes are actually real. People do not like you for who you truly are, they like the perfect portrayed image of who you are trying to be. Ask yourself this: out of the many virtual friends and followers you have, how many do you actually know? How many can you actually call your real friends and how many can stand by you when life gets hard?

You see, the sad thing about this virtual world is that, most of us are trying to be something we are not. We go through so much effort just to get the right picture, the right pose and the right outfit for likes. We constantly wear this mask of perfection for people who do not add value to who we are. We care more about this virtual portrayed image of us compared to the real us. And we are too busy documenting our lives to actually enjoy it, constantly posting about what we do on a daily basis to strangers. It indeed is a SAD world.

Petrus Victoria