YouTuber Adventure Man Sam and I sit down to talk about how he uses social media for good: to raise awareness about Alport Syndrome – a condition he's been living with his whole life. We get into a heap of other benefits of social media too, including using it to open up about mental health struggles, creating communities, and remaining authentic online.
In this episode I go through the reasons I think social media is both problematic and beneficial, offering a little background information on where I stand before bringing guests on here to continue the conversation
We connect more to our wifi than to our friends. We look into our screens more than we look inside ourselves. We tap, like, and swipe without questioning why; whether or not what we’re consuming truly serves us.
We live in a world of comparison; praised to act the same, think the same, look the same.
Everywhere we go are photos and videos convincing us we’re not enough. Constant content of people living their best lives, but not enough about the struggle, the monotony, the moments that aren’t as glorious but are just as REAL.
SO, WHAT NOW?
This is where we come in. We’re about celebrating the raw truth that we so often try to hide. The messy simplicities, the in-between moments, and our authenticity. Reminding ourselves that what makes us human are the imperfections, the differences, and the struggles.
We're about the dichotomy between who we are online, and who we are in real life. We're not about deleting social media, but rather about reflecting on our use and opening up discussions.
Less swiping, more conversations.
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