I appreciate that social media has provided me the opportunity to connect and reconnect with family, friends, and colleagues all over the world. At the same time I learned from this past year something about myself that I needed to own.
I didn’t find anything good about having a Twitter account.
Many people do or maybe they are addicted to it. Either way I personally found it to be a place that was far more negative than hope filled. Far more divisive than uniting. Far more misleading than informative.
Also, I just never used it.
When it first started it helped me get real time reports about what was happening within my denomination or to the mission partners that I supported and reports of events happening in the world in real time.
All those things still can happen on Twitter, but I found fewer people using it that way.
So, I gave it up. I don’t have an account any more and for now I don’t foresee myself going back.
I choose to fill my head with that which is uplifting, bridge-building, and informative.
Maybe you are ready to curb your social media usage too. It might just be a good thing for us all to step back a little and invest in the people physically around us more.