Category: Social Media

Please don’t hate me

Please don’t hate me

Being bullied in school made me become very careful and cautious of who to trust. People were laughing at my clothes and word choices, my movements and the way I said things. I wanted to hide. I spent more and more time on the computer. I had a website back then, I used ICQ, a messenger client that maybe some of you might remember, and preferred to write to people instead of talking. However, I still often fear potential judgement when interacting with other people. Continue reading “Please don’t hate me”

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What makes social media so addictive?

What makes social media so addictive?

People look at other people. They compare themselves, who looks better, who is smarter, who is richer, and so on. Statistics is full of numbers. How to compare things better than with emotionless figures? There is a unit for everything to measure it all. The question is: do we need all these numbers? Why is comparing to others so important? What can be done that teenagers and young adults can enjoy Social Media even more and getting less crazy about it? Continue reading “What makes social media so addictive?”

How to deal with cyber bullying

How to deal with cyber bullying

The sad truth is, too many have experienced cyber bullying and it happens not only to teens. Adults often become victims as well. I was also bullied once, and I watched a lot of shows like Catfish. I wanted to know why people are mean or pretend to be someone else online. This post is about my experiences with bullying, how I reacted and what advice I have for those who have to go through this.

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What is the sense of stereotypes?

What is the sense of stereotypes?

Playing is a way to see the world, to create an understanding for everything. Kids love switching into different characters, getting dressed up and being someone else for just a moment. They see the world differently. They see it without these “boxes” in which adults often instinctively put people. Children ask questions, and wonder about certain behaviors that grown up’s would never consider. Why? Adults learned that some things are the way they are. Period. This answer would never be enough for a kid. When do adults stop asking? Is it easier to accept a specific way of thinking, than daring to think differently? Continue reading “What is the sense of stereotypes?”