So this story isn’t so much a dis of social media as it as a message about how we should treat others on social platforms. A good number of the people I follow are either artist and/or small business owners. If I enjoy someone’s work, I try to support them. Now I know I’m busted ass broke and I can barely influence myself. But still I’ve walked in many of their shoes, so I know how hard it is to maintain a vision and create a dream.
So I give what I can. I lend support, encouragement, and even some cheap advice. Throughout my life I was torn down way more often than I was built up. So it’s easy for me to understand a fragile mindset. So I do my best to build up and not tear down. Now my kids may totally disagree with that statement, but I try. I suppose that’s why I’m best taken in very small doses.
My point is two-fold, first don’t ignore the real world around you. Second, don’t be such a dick on social media, even if you can. I get a lot of friend and follow request every day. But I don’t subscribe to each and every one of them. I only choose those that offer me value or are sincere in their ventures. Listen I know I am never going to change the world. But if enough of us snag a few friends and acquaintances. You never know?