Cars queue together, sitting under the artificial light of the city. The traffic light in the distance changes to green. No one moves. Rush-hour traffic is accepted like a daily ritual as radio stations play their adverts, creating an unquestioned background noise amongst passengers. A glimpse through the rear view mirror shows a cyclist heading home with ease, unhindered by the congestion. A few drivers are met with inspiration, but most just get more frustrated. The traffic light changes back to red, oblivious to the lack of movement surrounding it. Welcome to city. The place where dreams are supposedly made.
Social media use takes up a large proportion of our time. From the minute we wake up until we fall asleep, we are constantly refreshing our news feeds. Why do we do this? Because we don’t want to miss out on anything. We need to see everything that our 678 friends are doing, the posts they are liking and the people they are interacting with. Take a look at your Facebook news feed and see how long it takes until you see something that was worth seeing. It’ll probably take a while; after scrolling past photos from your old classmate’s cousins wedding and numerous adverts, you might find something worth seeing. Perhaps it’s time to declutter your Facebook. Scroll through your friends list and delete everyone that you don’t keep in contact with, either online or in real life. Be ruthless, most of your “friends” probably don’t even realise they have you on Facebook in the first place. After working through your friends list, go back to your news feed and refresh it. Hopefully your feed is much simpler and consists of posts that you actually want to see (apart from adverts but there’s not much you can do about them).
Fake news fuelling fake views,
Defending an ego defined by designer shoes and hidden blues.
What is progression, how can I improve?
Does wealth bring happiness and an uplifted mood?
Or is that a lie, to support those eating finer foods.