Many argue that social media ruined our society, due to its addictive features and broken mirror to support superficial, fake lives presented in a sugar-coated manner. I don’t believe so.
Social media is what you make it.
Since I moved to Berlin, I found new friends, interesting relationships, amazing things, free events, hidden galleries, surprising news online. All I did was paying attention to what I am consuming online – which social media pages I follow, what topics I find interesting enough to look into deeper, filtering my news feeds, opening my horizons.
There are a lot of great groups in Berlin, leaving consumerism behind, opening up for a more welcoming, open community. Minimalism, going Zero Waste, Foodsharing, helping each other, Free Advice, Free Your Stuff, Free Your Time, Free Events… the list never ends.
Of course you could argue: following all these groups slices your attention. Too much information. No focus. Only because it is free, do you need it?
I truly believe knowing yourself and your needs and desires, you don’t necessarily need to follow the routs you knew since capitalism taught you. You can open up. Be curious. Share. Swap. Adjust. Realise you are not alone. Enjoy.
It’s up to you, what you make it. Just like Berlin. ❤
Moby – In This World