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Social Media - Is It Becoming the New Dear Diary?

Updated on April 24, 2020

Give Me an Inch and I'll Take a Mile

Care to Share?
Care to Share?

The Mindset: Share What is On Your Mind

Share what is on your mind. Social media asks,"Are you feeling agitated? Join the millions who relate to your pain." - However, should you join the millions? What happens if you fix your feelings and millions of people are still angry about your situation? Now, you are expected to still be your agitation. You are now what you posted.

Your situation will change, just as often as the weather. It is up to us, as an individual, to weather these changes. A friend gave me a refrigerator magnet some years ago, the words of the Wisdom of change, and knowing the difference. I think Mother Teresa said these words and they've become words to live by.

You know which I'm talking about:

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Footprints in the Sand by Mary Stevenson - Words to Reflect Upon in These Times

Do they feel like the world is ending? Do they feel like God has abandoned them?. It's not true. God has not abandoned us.

I like the words of Footprints in the Sand? It's not from the Bible, but is a poem written by Mary Stevenson, in 1936, she writes:

One night I dreamed a dream.

As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,

One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,

especially at the very lowest and saddest times,

there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.

"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,

You'd walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,

there was only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you

Never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried you."

Back to Social Media

Many people will post about things they read. They will offer an angry opinion and there it is, written on social media.

Unfortunately, it is written. If it is untrue, it is legally libel.If you were talking about it, and it was something you heard, and you repeated it verbally to cause harm to that person referenced, it is slander.

If it is true, it is still not really morally okay to write it.

Once again, when you participate in the flames on social media, you are not invisible. Potentially, everyone who has a social media account will see it. They will see it through the six degrees of separation.

Even like a photo. You post a photo and you think only the people on your friend list will see it. Untrue. I posted a picture of my father, standing next to my motorcycle, on to my social media. The picture has been shared, at the last count, over 10,000 times, to total strangers.

Dear Diary in Comparison to Social Media

A diary, is a personal written account of your day. It used to be used by people who needed to vent, and would write down their venting into their diary and then, they would forget about it.

Yeah. They would forget about it, and move on.

Unlike social media, where you write your 'feelings' and other 'readers' of your post, will react and perhaps participate in the rant. You have ranted and you're maybe over it. Unlike the readers, who continue the rant, adding more inflamed readers as it goes, exploding in many, many, many negative comments.

Now, if that were a diary, you would be the only one who would have seen it or read it. It would be over with. Done. Forgotten.

Not so with social media.

It's Just a Bad Idea to Over Share


It's a bad idea to over share.

Plain, and simple.


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