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  • James Bradley posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Social media IS an addictive and deadly drug, which has claimed so many lives, so many stolen moments of time which should be used doing something more important, like spending time and sharing with loved ones. Who really thinks, or cares what someone else had for their last meal really? I know this to be true because I was one of those addicts but I am on the road to recovery now and I don’t need any steps program to get me there. I am strong but my strength was sapped for a long time by being a member of these social media sites. Then came the whole tsunami of misinformation, propaganda and negativity among people as a result of – of all things – politics. I found there was anger in me, which gave birth to an inability to accept others and their views. I posted (“said”) things online which came from some shadow part of me, a part that I never knew existed. Then, eventually, I resurfaced from the dark swamp of whatever it was that was dragging me down and, seeing the light again, breathing the fresh clean air, seeing nature and hearing the birds singing, all the things that were – are – I believe, the “Real Me”, I came to an awareness, a realization that there is still a lot of me to discover, or rediscover. I know, for sure, that what I became for a while was not me, not who I am nor want to be. I was never really a political person nor held any interest in that world. I am at a loss as to say why I was sucked into it this time, unless it was a learning experience so I never do it again? I am no longer an addict, a slave to the social media sites. I don’t use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any of the more popular sites anymore. I am even moving away from Amazon and it’s e-books. The sense of freedom and liberation is SO positive and I want to keep it going. I’m looking forward to making Thoughts my main ‘social site (again) by reading and writing all of your posts. I can feel already that I am “home”.