117 SAVED IDEAS
Studying social media and its effects on people is extremely difficult to achieve because social media companies don't really share data with researchers. However, what we can tell you is that the science behind social media is broken and we should be open to the possibility of its effects may they be positive or negative.
For all, we know it could be just like the time studies proved that violent video games don't really cause real-world aggression.
Face-to-face bullying is a bigger issue for young people than cyber bullying but the latter is an issue that sucks the air out of the room when brought up.
We don't really get a full picture of what's happening on social media if we choose to decide to study cyberbullying in 2021 because of the walls placed by social media companies for their data.
It's dangerous to intervene with social media regulation policies both as policymakers and parents if you don't have the evidence to support your claims.
Even though your intervention is done out of goodwill, you might end up taking away someone's lifeline or their human right to play.
As parents, you have the decision to either keep your child in the dark and leave them ill-equipped to deal with issues or help them learn about the pros and cons of having a social media account and have open arms to help and support them if they ever encounter an issue.
It's the same with riding a bike, you can end up hurt in the process but you can also learn to ride it properly. As parents, we need to keep the lines of communication open so that your child will be able to come to you.
Change can be a difficult thing. Most people want to change their lives, in some way, but find it difficult to either get started or to sustain the change for very long.
It can be incredibly difficult, or it can be wonderfully joyous.
And if you already know it will happen, then there’s no pressure to avoid it.
Fail, fail often, and learn. Then you’ll be better equipped for the next attempt.
Absurdist art exhibits an inverted perspective of reality where juxtaposing elements should not exist in the same realm.
However, this genre is not for everyone. Every single one of us have our own opinions regarding absurdist art. It's like how some people appreciate classical and orchestral but some don't find the appeal in it.
Absurdism allows the mind to consume unexplainable things. The kinds of things that we seek to experience can be found in a "sweet spot" between possessing recognizable patterns and inconsistency.
This desire is rooted from the evolutionary need where we need to find knowledge and learn things about the world.
That reticence to ever ask someone out on a date probably plays out in your failure to move to a new city, to take that new job or the timidity around your co-workers.
People don’t like it when someone changes or does something that makes them feel awkward or insecure. They will think he’s crazy, selfish, arrogant. If you want to do something incredible, you have to become comfortable with being different from the rest.
As cliche as that sounds. Most of us give up on something we’re passionate about too soon. But anyone who’s been successful has a tale of struggle and perseverance to share.
It means knowing what you don’t know.
Many people accomplish a little bit and decide that they are experts. But successful people often downplay their successes (or usually never even mention them) - they regularly point out their weaknesses and how they need to learn more.
Success means building strong relationships. Creating a wealth of social and romantic relationships hinges on the ability to meet people and connect with them in a meaningful manner. And living without regular social contact is as unhealthy as smoking cigarettes.
The feedback loop goes like this: try something -> get feedback and results -> learn from feedback and results -> try something new.
People who are dead set on arguing why what they already believed is right (despite not working) are effectively breaking the chain off and not accepting feedback. Therefore they will never change.
Distractions are not limited to social media. Sports and politics are in this category too, when they come in the form of sensationalized infotainment meant to keep you clicking rather than informing and influencing your life.
... for what happens to you. It’s tempting to blame your problems on some external factor, but to fix your problems you must have power over them. You can’t have power over aspects of your life unless you take responsibility for them.
Trust the process. This isn’t some sort of manifestation/affirmation mantra. The mind’s unconscious beliefs about possibilities inform the level of effort and expectation of success from the body’s behavior. So, a little delusion of grandeur goes a long way.
Some people are terrified to invest themselves into something because it could potentially lead to failure and failure could potentially lead to a lot of thoughts their psyche is not yet prepared to face: questions about self-worth, competence, being worthy of love, etc.
Something inside us makes us feel uncomfortable with the idea of accomplishing too many great things as a result. Deep down, you don’t think you deserve what you want. The heights and burdens of success make some feel like a king and others like a fraud.