What if we all abandoned our social media for, say, a day? Weird, eh? Especially as I will share this blog on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn in about 5 minutes time!
Instead, we could actually talk to people face to face or pick up our smartphones and actually ring someone and speak to them in like a conversation type thing. That would be really weird, eh!
You know people do ‘dry’ January and don’t drink booze for a month in order to prove to themselves and the world that they aren’t addicted and don’t need alcohol to numb. Maybe we could have ‘drama-free’ Feb, ‘attention-seeking free’ March, ‘Twitterless’ April…and so on. We could go weeks without sharing a picture of our lunch. Maybe a step too far, now I’m being ridiculous.
The point is, as a reforming social media junkie, we just don’t need it as much as we think we do and there is a completely different real and amazing world occupied by wonderful human beings to be discovered. A place where we can have real and meaningful conversation, hugs, laughs, tears and so much more.
Abandon social media for a day, or a week or perhaps longer. Millions worldwide are. You can still read this blog directly, if you want.
Radical? Maybe. But just 10 years ago what did we all do with our hands?