I found this thing on Facebook. I recently did some night classes in creative writing and I've been doing some writing exercises, to hone my skills, I suppose. So when I saw this 30 day writing challenge, with a different thing to write about every day, I figured it might be a fun exercise to do. So let us find out if I'm right... Let us delve into my memories, my opinions, and my thoughts and feelings. Sound good?
Day 1. Five problems with social media.
1. Stupid people.
Oh they're everywhere. With their tiny brains and their racism and their homophobia and their lovely lovely sexism.
Shut up. Shut up everybody. Just shut up.
When you take a selfie with someone awesome, and put it on Facebook, that's awesome. When you take a selfie with someone you love, that's lovely. When you take a selfie at a historical landmark or something really cool like that, that's cool.
When you take lots of selfies just because
youre a narcissist, that's none of my business. When you put those every single one of those selfies up on Facebook...
If we're friends in real life, then I know what you look like already. So that's fine, thanks.
Everyone has an opinion. And that's great, you really need one. But the fact that anyone can plaster their opinion all over social media - that's not so great. That gives people the misguided notion that their opinion is important. But it is not important. It is just your opinion. Like this is just my opinion. And nobody else really cares. Do you?
4. Keyboard Warriors.
You see an opinion on social media that gets your back up. You retort with your own opinion. Another faceless stranger offers up another opinion. Someone gets called fat. Someone else gets called ugly. Someone is accused of having a tiny penis. Congratulations. You have just participated in a completely pointless keyboard war. You could have been doing something productive, like planting trees or feeding orphans, you fucking twat.
5. That zombie-like feeling you get from scrolling for hours non-stop because you just don't know how to get your life together.
Tune in tomorrow for the next instalment of the 30 day writing challenge, where I get to tell you all about my earliest memory. What fun.