My Social Media Dilemma

I've been on social media since high school and have always had a love/hate relationship with it.

But now, it's starting to turn into more hate.

I know it's my own issue because other people get a lot of value and joy from it, but it just feels draining at times. There's so much information and content to consume that it feels like I'll never be able to absorb and capture any insights that I read or keep up with any interactions I have.

The thing that has always drawn me back is interacting with others but even that at times feels overwhelming.

And the strange thing is that if I just forget about social for a few days and don't check it, I feel great.

But the benefits and opportunities you can find on social media are so much stronger and more frequent than in the real world.

I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about it and what I'm going to do to make my time on social media sustainable, but it's hard.

So this week, I'm not getting on social media and I'm still continuing these daily essays, just not on Twitter for a little while.

It'll still be there when I get back, so we'll see how this goes ✌🏼

Essay #81 - 6.15.21


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