Scroll, scroll, scroll…..see all the happy people? All smiles, big moments and lots of fun! Your weekly screen time consist of other people’s happiness. Their snapshots of looking good in the morning on the way to work, or their child’s school picture is exactly that - a snapshot. It doesn’t tell you that as soon as they hit hour two of work, her curls fell out, her make-up started to run and she no longer looks like the runway model she once portrayed sitting behind a sterling wheel in her car. It also doesn’t display the hard work and tears it took to get the child dressed in clothes they probably didn’t want to wear, after putting up a fight with the hair style to then pull in three minutes after the bell rang, receiving a tardy….all to get that adorable little school picture!
Yet we, yes me included, continue to scroll, worse yet engaged in those people we are not really “friends” with. You see, the definition of a friend -a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations.
*Lets keep things in perspective. Although social media is key for marketing, business, sharing and so much more, your network is only a group that you have “let in.” They are not mutually bonded with you.
*Therefore, look up at those in front of you more than you look down at those you may have not spoken to in years.