Living For The Likes: My Fear For Our Generation And The Future.

Hello, I know it’s been forever, but my first year at university is finished now and I am in a much better place than I was before.

This post is about the realisation that I had which led me to delete my Facebook account and create a new, more private profile with much less sharing of, well, everything.

Last year I got to thinking about how advanced technology has become and how social media couldn’t be any less social if it tried to be. People spend a sufficient amount of time on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. every day. We see pictures of their daily life and it looks like they’re having fun, but the reality is that people are living their lives for these pictures and these likes instead of really living.

People today focus more on getting the perfect shot of a sunset for Instagram rather than actually sitting and taking in that lovely view of the sunset for themselves. They are more interested in gaining likes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. than being liked in real life.

Are we all seriously just living for likes? Is that what our generation has come to? 

Sometimes I wish I could remember more of what life was like before social media, back when the only time people took photos was for their photo albums and scrapbooks, to share with their close friends and not every single acquaintance on their Facebook friends list.

Gone are the days when memories were sacred and personal; when people would share their holiday pictures over a cup of tea and talk about all the amazing places they visited in these photos. Now it’s all about likes.

We do not need other people to validate whether our memories are relevant through how many likes they get on Facebook. Pictures are personal, life is sacred, we overshare and over care about what other people think of our lives.

That’s why I don’t use Facebook the way I used to, I’d rather keep my holiday photos, birthdays and other memories sacred and share them with the people whom these memories actually mean something to.

I removing myself completely, but social media does have it’s pro’s; It’s great to catch up with people that are hard to reach, friends and family across the world, but if these people live in close proximity to you, what’s stopping you from actually interacting with them in real life and sharing your photos and memories in person?

Let’s not let the digital world take over our real world.

🙂

XOXO – TFH.

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Spoiler Alert — Sort of.

If there are any Pretty Little Liars fans out there, you know that today is a special day!

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Indeed! It is the Season 4B premiere! And I for one cannot wait, since watching the Halloween special I have been so excited for what the future episodes will bring.

Me, living in England means that I have to stay up until 3am in order to watch it and not have it ruined on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram…

This is one of the many reasons that I wish I lived in America!!

—- SPOILERS to anyone that isn’t caught up —-

I’m still shocked over the big Ezra reveal, and am still wishing that it wasn’t true and that there is some other reason for him to appear as -A.

I’m actually quite disappointed by the fact that Allison is alive, because the whole focus on the programme was her death. I really hope this doesn’t affect the programme, I hope they come up with more story lines because I DON’T WANT IT TO END EVER.

Also many people are having theories on Aria being another -A and working with Ezra, I actually quite like the idea, it would be such a dark twist and I think the girls would lose their minds after being betrayed by one of their very best, closest friends.

Anyway, I don’t know what will come of tonight’s episode, but I am hoping for something thrilling, dark and shocking!

Any fans out there, do share your thoughts below as I would love to hear your views on the show!

Love, Hannah.

~ A