I have a confession to make.
I waste a lot of time staring at a computer screen. Too much fucking time, to be exact. But I don’t know how to disconnect. I feel like social media has become so ingrained in our culture that deleting my accounts means removing myself from society. If I’m not on Facebook, I’ll just…disappear.
I’ll lose contact with my friends and family because they no longer exist in real life. There isn’t any reason to visit anyone anymore…just send them a message instead. Social media has done more to destroy relationships than it has to bring people together. We’re constantly connected, but we’re out of touch. A photo is a poor substitute for direct human contact.
Maybe it’s my fault…it might be. But I want something different. I need to disconnect.
Life isn’t meant to be wasted hunched over a computer. If disconnecting means losing touch with people, I guess those people don’t really matter. The people who are important are the ones who are present in your life, not the ones who you haven’t spent time with in years, and who won’t be there for you when you need them to be. Those people are just icons on a computer screen.
And so, I’m signing off from all my personal accounts.
Into the great wide open…