We all have to agree that social media has had and continues to have a massive effect on society, but has that effect been positive or negative? Well, to be honest, it can be both, and I shall tell you why.
About 10 years ago I was at my lowest in life, I was alone and desperate for someone to tell me that I was worth it, that I was not alone, and that my life can make a difference, but that someone never came.
I remember sitting at the end of my bed, I was full of self-pity, and I was staring into a bottle of cheap pain killers that I purchased earlier at a local supermarket.
I was thinking “nobody will miss me, Nobody cares, what is the point of anything” The reason I remember those words so vividly is because at that moment my laptop went ping, and it was a notification from Facebook telling me that someone liked one of my posts and then there was another ping, and it was a notification about a comment, and the comment simply read “Thank you for your support” I couldn’t believe it, I was about to try and end my life and there was this one individual that I have never met before telling me that I had made a difference.
This simple action stopped me from going through with the ending my life attempt, and from then on it was a slow and very hard road to where I am today, and a lot of the time it was a case of one step forward and two back, and I am still fighting depression today, but the difference this time is the fact that I know that I make a difference no matter how small.
Social Media is so important to me today, and it is global to millions, and my part in social media can reach millions or it can just reach just one, but it will always make a difference, and that is why
“I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA.”
Those who have many contacts on social networks, like face-to-face social ties, can enjoy a better quality of life. According to a recent study, in fact, the protective effects of social support are felt even in the virtual world. According to the researchers, however, they are used to cultivate contacts and “real” relationships. Social media would have a positive effect on health only if used to support real face-to-face relationships rather than as a substitute.
A very powerful and touching post. While I have never felt that way I have lost many friends from depression. I am glad that you stayed on this side of the veil as your message should be heard.
Thank you Larry, If a message like this helps someone then it is always worth writing, but the fact that it helps me makes it still worth writing.
Thank you for your kind words.
You are very welcome