The Covid-19 Lockdown hit hard, AGAIN for the second time here in Nepal and I thought to myself, I'm not falling for the social media trap again.
As a developer, I found it extremely liberating when I quit all forms of photo and text based social media.
No matter how much Facebook and Instagram is important to connect us with the world, it just makes us sad and depressed at the end.
No matter how much Mark Zuckerberg says, "The Future is Private" or "You're in control of your account", BUT the dark truth is that YOU'RE NOT.
Ever wondered how a single post on Facebook or Instagram is responsible for either making our day or breaking it. In fact, social media manipulates and hypnotizes us indirectly.
Let's say you stumbled upon a post on Facebook that is motivating and hypes you up. Your entire day is gonna go well. But by chance, you came across a post which is sad and depressing and shows how the world beats us up and how people are responsible for breaking your heart, Your entire day is absolutely screwed.
Thus, I made a bold decision to quit all forms of photo and video focused social media like Facebook and Instagram. I actually use Twitter now which is mostly text-focused. A text-focused social media doesn't harm you in a way a photo-focused social media does.
In fact, I found Twitter to be awesome in ways which lets me interact with developers from all around the world.
Ignorance is a bliss. Now, I don't have to know which friend ate what and how their lives are so freakin amazing and crap like that. I've understood that everyone is suffering in their own ways.
Now, I can focus only on myself which is the only thing I want right now.