So you call yourself friends with someone but you haven’t even drop a single message on their phone inbox for the last two years?
So you think you have communicated with them just because you watch their Instagram and Facebook stories?
No you did not.
It’s no secret that the internet world has taken over our lives. Like, how much time do we spend on our social media every day? But the thing is, it completely changed the way we think we communicate.
I have been using Social media for as long as I could remember. I’m no different to others. But that changed when I realized that a general post does not mean I’ve sent the message to the people that I wanted to receive it personally.
I was scrolling on my Instagram the other day, liking the photos of my friends, then I came to realization that, just because, I liked their post doesn’t mean I sent a message to them. That, just because I see what they post on social media, or I see their stories wherever they are, does not mean I know what they have been really doing. Just like what Zoella said in one of her blog, “I find myself endlessly scrolling through social media just to see what my friends are up to. In that instances I have to stop myself because I think it’s very easy to use social media as a way feeling you have interacted with someone but honestly you haven’t.”
So I stopped.
Reevaluate myself and I thought. What am I doing?
I could have just send a personal message to them and say “Hey, how are you? What are you been up to? or in our own language “Hi, Kamusta ka na? Anong balita sayo?”
As simple as that.
Trust me, in today’s world. That could mean something to someone. Even just a “Hi”…but a call would be nice too you know.
Just don’t rely too much on things that you think you are doing but you really are not. It’s a hobby that is turning into something and we without us even knowing it’s already ruining our communication to people that we really care about.