Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain
I try to be positive. I gave up Facebook last June simply for that reason. Funny thing is, I don’t think twitter is as bad as Facebook. Instagram certainly isn’t. It’s just about pictures. I often got depressed after spending time on there. And I sometimes spent way too much time on there, I might add. For whatever reason, I can hope off twitter or Instagram at any moment but always had a problem with Facebook.
I also stay away from those chat rooms, especially the one called Topix. I’ve spoken on that one in a past column, therefore I won’t go into detail. I thought about doing Facebook again because my 20 year reunion is coming up later this year. That lasted all of one day. Oh, the horror! I knew I’d eventually run into negativity. In some cases, it’s pretty impossible to avoid. In the case of social media, though, you definitely can avoid it.
I talk about positivity/negativity quite a bit because there was a time that I was down in a hole(by the way, that’s the great new album by Keifer Southerland-yes, THAT Keifer Southerland) of all kinds of negativity nonsense. It’s hard to get away from. It takes a different mindset. It takes the willingness to get rid of something that is hindering you. In my case, I was on Facebook for years, so it was extremely difficult to eliminate.
Just be your own person and do your own thing. If you don’t like something, feel like you’ve outgrown something, it’s time to quit that thing. Contrary to popular belief, you will still survive without social media. I know, that’s a shocking statement. Drink it in. Let it wash over you, I’ll be here when you get back. We good? Cool. Try it. I think you’ll like it.