Let's Build a Better Social Media World

Hey everybody! To those who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you all had a wonderful time. We actually decided to lay low this year, and just hang out by ourselves and eat what we wanted! With all that is going on in my life right now that is just what I needed to do; It was a good day. Now, I have been thinking about what I wanted to share next. There is so much going on I could write a post a day, but I actually decided to go a little off topic with this one. It is still around mental health, but it is not just about me or my family.

Social media: When I started this blog, as you know, I set up some social media accounts to go along with it. To help spread the news of my blog, and to also follow along other people’s journeys. To find new friends, find a community, find support, find a tribe of people who wanted to go on this thing called life together.

Have I found that? Yes, I have. I have come across some truly amazing people, and I know that I will find more as I continue on this journey. To those that are loving, supportive, inspiring, and just plain friendly, THANK YOU!

What I have also found is that just like the in the real world, there is a lot of negativity. People are just being rude. Why? Mostly because they disagree with a post, or what a person is doing. Or they unfollow you right when you follow them.

Really? Let me be honest here, as always. In this world, we have terrorism all over the place, we have hate crimes, we have people judging people based on the color of their skin, or the way they choose to live their life. There is enough dang evil and hate in this world already. We DO NOT need it on social media.

This not the elementary playground where we pick on each other for no reason other than trying to standout and be cool. If you want to stand out and be cool, let’s try being a friend. Let’s live in a social media world where we want to be supportive and kind to all those we come across. To me that makes you stand out, that is worth a follow.

As someone who deals with so many mental health issues after my traumatic brain injury, I don’t have time for negativity. I don’t have time to see my friends on social media being treated badly, so let’s try to be more kind.

Let’s build a community that is based on acceptance, love, and friendship.

Let’s be a tribe, not enemies.

That is the social media world I want to be a part of.

What about you?