Negative Nancy’s on Social Media Got Ya Down?
I've been noticing, more so lately than any time before negative posts like cray-cray. When social media began to form in the early 2000s, it was to reconnect people, share what you have going on, thoughts, pictures, a lot of (annoying) surveys, etc. Somewhere along the way it's lost that vibrant excitement of positivity and become a dumping ground where everyone feels the need to share every little thing, no matter the downer it might be.
Listen, I'm not saying you shouldn't post that you're missing someone that's recently passed away, or your disappointment in another grey day but, when you're scrolling through your newsfeed and it's just frustrated post, after angry rant, after passive aggressive meme it can start to take it's toll on you.
Have you noticed how you feel in some cases while your thumb pushes along? How do we get this horrible trend to stop?
I saw a quote recently that talks about retraining your brain. I can feel the difference in myself when focusing on the positivity, but I know I also feel the negative affects of my peers when I'm "forced" to read their rants. I use quotes because none of us have to read them, but they are hard to avoid when they're happening so frequently.
So, I'm going to leave this right here and hope that maybe this blog is a step in the right direction.
Maybe you can consider this a part of the problem, just another annoyed poster sharing their frustration with the world. However, I like to look at it like I'm pointing out the problem; I'm attempting to make a change for the better. Share the positive, feel good stuff. If you need to vent, talk to someone not every single person attached to your social media. I'll be the first to admit, you have to get stuff out, it makes us all feel better. But, if you're causing everyone else to feel like crap to make yourself feel better, you're doing more harm than good.