Adult Social media is going to be the death of intelligence

Like most of the human population, I have a Facebook account.  That is the only social media account I have.  I don't have Twitter, or Instagram; I don't even know the purpose behind Snapchat.  My boys, and my nieces have everything.  Some, I've never even heard of!  I usually log in to Facebook daily, but then almost immediately log out again.  It's the same thing over and over again.  People putting their personal drama out there for all the world to see.  Or I see various religious posts.  I'm sorry, but I don't need to share anything to prove that I have faith in God.  I don't need to "like" something to prove that I'm paying attention.  I don't need to see what you're having for dinner, or details about your latest diet fad.

Social media is getting out of hand.  I read a story about a man who beat his wife nearly to death because she didn't like his Facebook post.  Seriously???? I was floored when I read this.  I read another article about someone unfriending a person and she had her dad and brother kill the other person.  Over being unfriended?  Have people lost their fucking minds?  I have been unfriended, and I have been blocked.  Do you know what I do?  I MOVE ON!  It doesn't matter to me at all.

I know people who are constantly on Facebook.  Their whole lives revolve around that little website.  People would rather message me on Facebook than call or text me.  It's hard to have an intelligent conversation with anyone because they are always distracted by Facebook on their phones, or only want to talk about who posted what on Facebook.  It gets redundant and irritating.  It is also disrespectful to go to someone's home with the pretense of "visiting" then spend the whole time scrolling Facebook on thier phones.  And people call ME anti-social?

The art of intelligent conversation is fighting a losing battle against social media.  I have actually heard people say that if it isn't on Facebook, it didn't happen, or they don't want to hear about it.  This is how the government creates SHEEPLE (sheep + people = Sheeple).  People only believe what they can see on social media, and not paying attention to the real world issues.  Watch the news sometime, read a damn book.  EDUCATE yourselves.  That is the only way we will create a better world.

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Comments (9)

  1. EyeVey

    More often than not, it’s the drama on Facebook that provides comic relief. I don’t respond to it, but if the drama hits my funny bone, invariably I’ll luck into a meme that fits the drama. I’ll post that, sit back and wait.
    Forms of interaction have certainly changed, for the better, and to the detriment of people.

    Good piece!

    February 17, 2017
    1. thewickedtruth

      I completely agree. It is hard nowadays to have an intelligent conversation with anyone. I feel bad for the kids growing up in this social media infused world. Everything is on those sites. They feel that they don’t have to read or learn anything new. It’s really sad. They can’t form their own opinions. They go by what others post on social media.

      February 17, 2017
      1. EyeVey

        Unless it can be said in under 140 characters, they don’t get it. Conversations are far more difficult these days. When I first started on Facebook, I enjoyed great interactions with family and friends. The last year, and the political divide, has taken its toll. IF we were in the same room, I’m sure we wouldn’t be experiencing the divisiveness. It’s a shame.

        February 17, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          Actually that is not the problem. 140 characters does teach them (young people) to stop rambling about a lot of rubbish and nonsense.

          February 17, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    What people are those now!?
    Do you mean “fake” people who still listen to the fake news!?

    February 17, 2017
    1. thewickedtruth

      I admit that the news is biased and misleading. I was mainly trying to point out that if people paid more attention to the world around them, then maybe some serious issues could be confronted, instead of hiding behind social media.

      February 17, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Don’t worry since the REAL world will eventually catch up with them, especially now – PT…

        February 17, 2017
        1. thewickedtruth

          I completely agree

          February 17, 2017
  3. alfredocmontgomery

    Social media everyone very clearly aware about that words. There are many people specially professional dissertation writers from the different parts of the world attach to social media and they just share many things daily on that sites. There are a lot of sites related to that which used by the people of that world.

    June 07, 2017