Boon or Bane: The Essence and Impact of Social Media

Social media is reshaping the communication industry and redefining the ways in which we communicate and express ourselves.

I love to talk about social media. Explore its varied facets. It has so many dimensions. It means different things for different people. And, different people use it differently.

Some use it for gossip, some use it to flaunt their lifestyle, some use it to spread hatred, some are just addicted and don’t even know why they’re using it, but some use it to learn, some use it to bring inner and outer transformation, some use it to connect with the world and spread love.

Everyone uses it so differently. Some use it, and some abuse it. It’s the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage

I believe that the universe is made up of stories, not atoms. And, wherever there’re stories, people are going to be addicted. It’s a natural phenomenon.

I remember the time when TV came to India. It made the population go crazy! The story was the same. Some people were using it, and some were abusing it. I remember writing an essay in English or Hindi class about TV as a boon or a blessing.

Don’t use social media to impress people. Use it to impact people.

Social media can be used in different ways than we usually know it. I’ve been able to do a lot of social causes with good results using social media. With the help of like-minded individuals, I could bring electricity and libraries in remote villages. We could do pieces of training, we could connect people in need and help them.

It’s been a great tool for my inner transformation too!

I’ve used social media to learn, connect, thank, explore the world around me. So much is possible if you’ve got a positive and different outlook.

Social media is like a tongue. It’s a tool we all have. It’s all about how we use this tool.

Whether social media is a blessing or a curse, entirely depends on how we use it. Social media can give you exciting returns if you use it positively, on the other hand, you can waste a big part of your time on social media if you’re doing it just to pass the time.

No matter how much information or entertainment we’re enjoying through social media, however, life can be great if you spend less time on social media and more time in the real world.

3 thoughts on “Boon or Bane: The Essence and Impact of Social Media

  1. This is put forth quite well. It is true, It is saddening sometimes. I have witnessed people have a screen sickness – always, they must look at a television or phone. When they lie dying, they’re not going to wish they had spent more time watching movies.
    Sitting under the sun with my lizard helps me to feel rooted & focus on the Earth & the language of the birds (I may never figure that one out, but it’s fun to try:).

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