The world that exists now is so different from the world that existed 5 years ago that it’s tough to even compare them. Then I get to thinking about the world that existed in the late 70’s and 80’s that shaped me into the person I am today and boy it seems like I grew up on a completely different planet.
The glaring differences are how easy it is to get in touch with someone now compared to then and how easy it is to get information. Back in the day you would read the paper in the morning and watch the 6 o’clock news to recap and update the goings-on around the city and world.
Now we are inundated with news updates to the point that it is nearly impossible to know what is true and what is false. Emails come pouring in. Text messages and voicemail. It truly is madness.
This is why I made the decision several months ago to unplug from social media. I don’t have my blog connected to Facebook, Twitter or Google+. I only visit Facebook on rare occasions of boredom, but only allow myself a few minutes then I’m off again.
My only goal for 2018 is to be the best husband I can be for Evelina. Unplugging from all the social media and distractions allows me time and energy to focus on her and us and the real world.
Thus far I am enjoying the journey. I’m curious to know how much social media influences your life. Drop me your thoughts in the comments and let’s chat about it.