Do not get mad over social media

Megan McCormick Headshot-Staff Reporter

Life is filled with mishaps that we are unable to control, such as a random storm in the middle of a sunny day and forgetting to bring an umbrella. 

This may dull our day, but there is nothing we can do about it. 

However, there are things we can control. We can control who we allow to brighten our day and who we allow to bring us down into the dumps. 

Another aspect we can control is who we follow on social media. Yes, it is very sad that this is what our world has come to, but we live in the 21st century, filled with technology-driven individuals.

Not a day goes by that I do not read a strongly worded Facebook status, tweet or Instagram post expressing how one “cannot believe that someone would post something like that.”

First off, half of these annoying posts come from followers ranging from around 18 to 40 years old. Shouldn’t you be worried about what tests you have coming up or bills you need to pay? Why are you worrying about another post?

Secondly, as much as you may not like reading their posts, others do not enjoy scrolling through your complaints either.

Lastly, if the statuses or pictures really bother you, I have a simple fix. Go to their page, press “unfriend/unfollow,” sit back and smile because you are in control of your account. 

Ultimately, one of the few things we get to decide is whether we allow a person to be a part of our lives.

Instead of letting one person dictate how you will feel for the rest of the day, put a stop to it.

Many of us, myself included, sometimes get lost in the trending stories and number of likes this selfie got versus that one.

People nowadays would rather post or “throw slangs” to another individual instead of simply confronting them and fixing the problem face to face, causing more drama than necessary for everyone involved.

If people were more worried about themselves instead of the latest status update, our world would be a much happier place.