Social media is very misleading. I recently read somewhere that millennials may take hundreds of selfies before posting a pic. Every angle and hair follicle has to be well orchestrated. Things are cropped, photoshopped and filtered for perfection. Moments are captured to tell everyone a story about how happy you are, how great life is and how many friends you have. It’s all so misleading.

When I was growing up, ignorance was bliss. If you were left out of a party, could not afford to go on vacation or singled out in some other way, people did not really know unless you mentioned it to your friends. Now “friends” on social media determine how we feel. Don’t get me wrong, there are many benefits to sharing information, being in the know, and finding long lost friends. But, the judgment and self-doubt is what we can all do without.

What if we only used social media for good—birthday wishes, inviting encouragement, congratulations, idea generation, and positivity? Well, we can. We can “like” more posts and support those we are connected to. We can send a birthday wish or make a caring comment. We can show “love” and use our powers for good (not evil).

Often times, it’s not that we don’t want to do all of those nice things. We are busy, quickly scrolling through posts. We don’t take or have the time, or simply just get distracted and forget. All we need is to stay focused on putting more positive energy into the universe. Why should we? Because it will make us happier in the end. Everyone wins.

Make others feel worthy.

Include them in the community of support and care.

Give some extra “likes” and “loves.”

Before you chime in to the negativity, think before you click.

Got it?! Follow me? 😉

Roopa Weber
About Roopa Weber
Roopa Weber is a blogger and children’s book author who aspires to inspire better lives through kindness and gratitude. Her motivation came from the values and love provided by her mother. Roopa wanted to find an avenue to instill her mother’s wisdom in her own daughter and carry the message forward generationally. And, so she wrote.