In our new world of COVID-19 and physical distancing, I’ve been spending a lot of time on social media, and I’m sure that many of you are too. I’m inspired by those who are using social media as part of their mission to help people live better (thank you Nedra Tawwab and The Conscious Kid!), I’ve also noticed that among the overwhelming amount of content available, there’s a ton of meaningless content.
When I say meaningless content, I mean the kind of content that, even in the face of our global crisis and the trauma that so many of us are experiencing, celebrates materialism, sexually objectifies women, and reinforces unrealistic ways of being (some of us are really hurting and don’t want to take up a new hobby/learn a language/become a fitness queen right now!!). Even now in a world that has changed so much in such a short time, meaningless content feels like it’s getting far more engagement than content containing positive, substantive messages.
Before you start saying I sound like the morality police, I want to say that there is nothing wrong with caring about how you look, embracing your sexuality, or having fun. But it’s important to recognize that we have the choice not to reinforce oppression, and that we can be a part of making the world a healthier place to be — and in the process, make our lives more fulfilling.
In this video, I talk about how to consume social media in a healthy way and why what we consume matters.
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