Yes, I probably deleted you off of my social media. I have come to a point in my life that I am trying to remove the people who are not adding anything positive to my life. I am pretty good at doing this IRL (in real life), but for some reason I struggle with this idea on social media. Maybe it’s because I’m a social native. I was an early adopter and have worked in social media so much that I was so used to just adding and following people without thinking of why I was adding them and what they were adding to my day.
There’s also the whole: I travel a lot and meet lots of different and interesting people that I would like to keep tabs on in life. However, that has left me with people I met when I was 15/16 years old on my Facebook pages arguing about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the National Anthem. I remember when I was in high school there was a point where people stopped saying the Pledge of Allegiance and you were still there chopping it up with them afterwards. However, that’s another discussion for another time.
The other day I logged into Facebook and saw someone post a picture of himself and his gun and that’s when I realized that I don’t have to do it anymore. I am not one to judge and I believe that everyone has their reasons for their beliefs. However, at that moment I choose to unfollow him simply because the idea of using a weapon to ‘threaten’ or prove a point to another human being disgusts me. So why would I subject myself to that type of content. If I am picky about whom I allow into my life physically I have every right to do the same on social media. I don’t owe anyone anything nor do they owe me.
So … you probably haven’t checked lately, but if I de-friended you or unfollowed you, don’t take it too personally. I am just trying to find myself behind all the clutter.
Three women going through life.