Social media servitude

Social media servitude

The moment you begin creating content just to feed the machine that is social media, is the moment you become its servant.

If you want to save yourself from burnout or losing sight of what really matters in life, focus on creating content that satisfies your needs, not the machine’s.

Otherwise, you run the risk of being manipulated into creating content & acting in ways that don’t accurately represent who you are or who you want to be. And when this happens, no amount of likes is going to make you happy.

Because the truth is, that in the grand scheme of things, it’s not likes that really matter, it’s the quality of the connection between you, your work, and who you share it with that matters. Potent beats popular.

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When you truly believe in yourself

When you truly believe in yourself

When you truly believe in yourself and what you intend to do, it matters far less — if at all — when others don’t.

Remember, you are not here to confine yourself to other people’s expectations. You are here to live life in whatever way that brings meaning & purpose to it.

You and your life are a work-in-progress and will be every second that you exist until your expiration date.

Set goals worth striving for — even if they’re lofty — and begin the journey to accomplish them. Recognize that mistakes are how we learn & failure is simply feedback, it is not the end.

Take what you learn from all life experiences — the “good” & especially the “bad” — and keep pushing forward with a purpose the best that you are able to.

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A healthy attitude vs blind optimism

There’s a huge difference between having a healthy attitude and being blindly optimistic.

A healthy attitude allows a person to weather storms. Blind optimism often leaves people unprepared for when the weather turns & unable to deal with it effectively when it does.

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He who buys what he does not need…

“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb

We are in/bordering on a global recession [1] [2] [3] [4] & the future is extremely uncertain. Unemployment is about to skyrocket [1] [2] [3] [4] [5].

Now is the time to conserve your resources for the long haul, not buy expensive toys or go further into debt because you’re bored & shopping is “therapy”. It’s not.

Posted March 20, 2020.

Unemployment claims: As of early April, 2020

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