My most recent hobbies are getting even more interesting by the day and I honestly think that it may simply be a result of boredom. I don’t know about you, but social media has lost its luster. It’s boring. Obviously, I still use social media because of my ventures with books, music, and patches. Social media is a great marketing tool. Outside of that however I have found that social media (facebook especially), is nothing more than a bunch of inaccurate opinion driven memes guided by ones laziness when it comes to checking the actual facts. How have we as a society decided that we are socially and economically relevant and in touch with politics via inaccurate data posted on a photo that we share on social media? I just don’t get it. Half of the articles and memes that I see shared on social media are wrong, either as a silly joke by the person that posted it, or out of ignorance, because the person doesn’t actually know the truth; nor care to.
Anyway, since I have been finding myself spacing out on my phone less and less via social media I have had a lot more free time. This free time has been getting invested into some old, yet new hobbies. I have always been fascinated with dinosaurs and outer space.
For those of you that know me well, you know that I have already read all of the books by Stephen Hawking. And yes, I read them prior to the movie that came out about his life. Quantum mechanics and astrophysics are awesomely wild and his work in those fields has sparked my imagination. I am half way through reading my second book by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The one I am currently reading is called Death by Black Hole. It has been pretty crazy thus far. On top of this, I also just subscribed to Astronomy magazine and I am half way through reading my first issue already. I will admit one or two of the articles seemed out of place, but the rest of it has been thought provoking goodness.
With all of that said, you have to ask yourself… is social media really all that relevant to your life? Are you staying in touch with the world in this way, or are you just strengthening that one arm by holding your phone to your face all day?
Not only have I been challenging myself to step away from social media outside of promoting my ventures, I have also gotten away from the television. With that, it won’t be long before I don’t have a Netflix account either.
Put down your phone and read a book. Rather than rely on memes that are more than likely inaccurate when it comes to the facts, why not try learning before you develop an opinion? Today’s society is baffling to me. We live in a world where we claim to want freedom, but are content with not actually knowing the truth prior clinging to the ideals that mold us into who were are.
Note: I am in no way implying that I am smarter than anyone else and in fact realize that it is somewhat an oxymoron to be saying these things on my blog since my blog is in fact a form of social media. These are just my thoughts regarding my current state of mind. Good day.