From the CEO’s Desk
In a few days, we are about to end an amazing year, yet another year when Social Media continues to play an increasingly important role in Modern Day World.
It is often alleged that Social media tends to drain joy, by fueling anxieties about the “better” lives that others seem to be leading online and by snatching time we should be spending interacting with others in the real world.
Here are my two cents on this topic.
#Happiness is within you, not on Social Media or inside your phone: Consider this to be a new era. As much as it is important to be present outside (on social media and phone) it is equally important to be present within yourself to achieve a state of happiness that cannot be shaken by anything you see online. Waking up and knowing that as long as you are alive, your eternal happiness belongs to you and no one has the right to take it away from you. When your inner voice feels “I am jealous” replace it with an equal and opposite positive thought “I am inspired”.
# If not Social Media, it’d be something else: Technology came as a landline in our lives back in the 80s, it evolved to become a car phone, a handphone, a cordless, a pager, a mobile, a computer, a laptop. Notice the change. Notice that it has a parallel path of evolution as humans. Be the ones to embrace the change to keep up with the changing times. Just know that this needs a better you to keep up to it.
# If we are absorbing more, we need to cleanse more: Other than envy, Social Media is also behind the circulation of a lot of other sad stories people must somehow absorb, and some part of it stays with you. I am not sure if you have seen an increasing trend in meditation, and people who are inclined towards spirituality. This trend is owed to the fact that we do need a way to detoxify. Meditation creates a break between your chain of thoughts by silencing your internal ‘meaning-making machine’ that’s busy in constant ‘analysis paralysis’.
# Focus on the bright side: Without this enhancement in technology, it would have been extremely difficult for someone like me to echo my thoughts this effectively right now. The words I am so easily able to communicate and make you read even though we are miles apart. This would have been no less than a miracle back in the old times. You and I are part of this ever-changing life.
Let’s live in the NOW, where Social Media is just a tool to make us more effective us, and just like any tool it has its own good and bad…no one has to tell you what to use a knife for.