My Philosophy Behind Using Social Apps & Keen To Follow People
Improving your mindset is the first step to changing your life.
This post is the first post of my new series to become a better person yourself. İn this post I will share with you my philosophy on why I am online and use different social apps and why I need to follow different people and how can this philosophy change my life in the right way.
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I have some beliefs, principles, and philosophies about different things. I think we need these things to live a happy and peaceful life with our beloved people. I believe that Allah created everyone as different by gender, mindset, and personality, even we are different from our own family parents, and siblings. most time one thing in my mind and try to find the answer.
Being a good person is not hard, but it doesn’t just happen. As much as anything else, we have to want to be a good person and make choices that correspond with our beliefs. No matter where we are in our life, we can make the choice to change. Becoming a better person doesn’t happen overnight, but it is possible. Believe in ourselves and know that it is possible!
“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosophy is important for everyday life. Philosophy can help us find our way in life. It can help us with any questions, give us answers about ourselves and make it easier to understand people who are different from us. Philosophy is a way to cultivate wisdom, self-knowledge, meta-understanding, facilitate wonder, and enhance critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Why do we use social media:
There are many social media platforms and not to mention the most popular ones like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Skype, telegram, and Tiktok. But we all can agree on one thing they hardly add much value to our lives.
“Social media is not a media. The key is to listen, engage, and build relationships.” David Alston, author
There are many reasons we do things. Exchange of ideas and personal opinions Promote positive works, platform for noble causes like charity, animal adoption, blood donation, helping poor people, connectivity across the globe, Revolution, petition signatures to solve a social issue.
“Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprints and personal brand.” Amy Jo Martin
Of course, These apps can better socialize, interact with people professionally or personally and can easily access or dig out any information in a fraction of seconds, getting better career opportunities and finding their lost relations, and giving a brighter edge to the relations with their family and friends. they are great for staying connected with our friends and relatives but we only get to see one side of the coin. So in order to limit the time spent on them I can mention some platforms which can actually be a valuable and more constructive use of our time if implemented properly.
“Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.”
Some of us exercise to keep fit, others do it because they just love the high of the endorphin rush as they get into the zone. The why for starting a business for some is because of the challenge but for others, it's all about the money.
“Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.”
Some people who are working online most of the time can have their connection with other individuals using messages, calls, images, and videos all at once.
“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.”
A lot of people are connected to each other with a different blog for example medium etc. It provides information about people which helps you to find people with similar liking and interests. Nowadays people share their every activity with Facebook friends. Thoughts and moods are getting expressed by the status and feel update on Facebook. Another platform like LinkedIn is used for a more professional purpose. There you get to connect with people from your industry.
For society, it takes some serious work to gain some positive knowledge from social media. Social Media has changed the way governments used to be elected. Nowadays social media campaigns are working more rightly in the best way to drive elections.
Many social media platforms help in making online events, forums, polls. People are more enthusiastic to participate and encourage these events, forums, and polls. All these help in generating awareness, discussion, and sharing an opinion. Many social topics, issues have a very low spotlight on them. It is important that people should be aware of it.
For me, Knowledge comes first.
Social media is a great source of knowledge, news feeds, beneficial page feeds, and knowledgeable other sources.
Its a better way of connecting with other individuals and the like-minded people.
In terms of personal life, I just use some of my favorite social apps like Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, youtube, Facebook, Skype, Whatsapp, and telegram. I take updates about everything from my close mates whom I believe and regularly update them on what is happening in my life. I use people nearby Whatsapp, Skype, and telegram apps to discover nearby people around me to know what happens in my social network circle. And I use Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, and Facebook to follow people who are near me, brands, and other people who I like. I don't use a lot of social networks, just a couple of them.
Overall, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Linkedin are my favorite because there give me information insights and exclusivity to interact directly with like-minded people and the world’s top personalities. That’s gives me enough exposure to manage my job as well as life.I reads few blogs on google and medium regularly also.
Why we are keen to follow people on social apps:
To answer this question it is crucial to know what different people mean by “follow.” I think there are many different reasons for different people why want to follow others on their social networks. As above I talked Allah created us as different people with different personalities and mindsets so everyone likes to follow different other people based on their mindset and requirements. Reasons could vary from person to person. But usually, it is because of “admiration”. You follow them because you like their work, you trust them since they seem to be an expert in a certain field.
Some people like to feel connected, and in a day-and-age, where being connected online is so much more prevalent online than it is in real life, people will do anything they can to try to feel as relevant and popular as possible. In reality, all these connections online are relatively meaningless. The only real meaningful connections will only be those you establish in real life. Nothing can really replace the human touch/condition.
People follow other people on social media because they share common preferences, likes, hobbies, etc, and also follow people because of the content they post on social media platforms. Following people who share content that you are interested in. Content with high quality. Most time people also follow their favorite celebrities. Some will follow others so as to make them follow back like on Instagram. when you follow someone there's a high probability of him following you back.
Actually, It is a way to seemingly replace intimacy. Whatever you do online, is a reflection of how you are feeling.
Here I would like to also mention and share with those who do not know about it but these days it's a most common reason as well. There are two kinds of followers. Some people want to follow others who are interested in the person they follow, his life and the knowledge he shares,s, etc. and second are those people with the hope that some of the people will follow them back and this work. then they use this account for advertising, social signals, etc.
My philosophy to follow others:
My ideology is to never follow people. Rather I prefer to follow their ideas and creativity because as above said “for me, Knowledge comes first”. There are people on this planet earth that are absolutely brilliant. I aspire to be one of them. So I read other people’s work and their ideas and their innovations. This helps me a lot.
So, never follow people. Follow Ideas
I like to try stuff differently. The majority of people seem to want as many followers on Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, and other apps as possible vs following. I think I’m going to zag and follow as many people as possible. It will make following timelines harder but I’m keen to hear from diverse voices.
For me, gender is not so important when I want to follow someone on any social app. The only thing that matters and is important for me is “ Knowledge”.
Knowledge = understanding, comprehension, mastery, grasp, awareness, cognition, recognition, appreciation
Knowledge is a combination of different things for example People, experiences and books, etc. In our daily lives, whatever we happen to be doing, if we are open to the world, we will undoubtedly learn something, however small. From a very young age, we are nurtured by our parents to build bricks. They inevitably get knocked down. We learn to build them up again. And so it goes on throughout our lives. Knowledge is building the bricks, and if and when they happen to fall, to get right on in there and learn to build them up better and stronger than before.
As we amble through our lives we build up relationships, there is the family group, the friendship group, the college/university group, the workgroup, many support groups we need to rely on in certain circumstances. Within these scenarios a sharing of knowledge ensues, thus ever enriching what we already knew.
On social media, I follow people for multiple reasons, some of which are typical, some of which are unique to that particular person.
I follow different kinds of writers here medium, one that writes answers that sound like my own thoughts and one that writes answers that make me see another side to something. I may totally disagree with their opinion, but they expressed their thoughts so well that I would like to read more of their thoughts. In either case, they have to use proper grammar, spelling and have an interesting writing style.
They are great writers. and they write about topics that I find intriguing. But I won’t follow anyone just because of their selection of topics; they have to have something interesting to say, too. And backing up answers by clearly stated sources is a bonus. They represent a culture, country, profession, ideology that I really want to get to know better. I enjoy eloquent and/or original writing styles enormously, and since English is not my mother tongue, I love to read writers who constantly make me learn. Following the train of thought of a well-versed writer who knows how to make language, singing is one of the greatest delights of a different social app like Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other apps, etc.
I appreciate them as persons and feel they have something unique to offer. It’s not necessarily anything easily categorizable; just something very special that makes me stop reading for a moment, look up, dwell in those words and feel as if a light were shining on me that precise moment. It may be their perspective, their personality, the way they verbalize their experience, the colors they paint the world with. Those people are the kind I may follow immediately, by intuition, just because I don’t want to miss what they have to say.
When I read their short status or any new posts, I often don’t look at the names and when I get to the bottom and decide I’d like to follow this person, I often find that not only have I already followed them, but they are my favorites.
It is good to follow wise people and learn from them.
Social media has become one of the fundamental needs in today’s world. Social media is important for every single person. No matter from which industry you belong, you should use social media. Social media is an excellent platform to make relations. You can meet new people, connect with friends and family, form a group of people with the same interests. social media gives you opportunities. Many people have talent but are struggling to show their talent to the world.
In terms of personal life, I would say to keep in touch with friends/family, to be aware of what’s happening in the world. The day I realized, following someone isn’t reducing my assets nor my skills or testimonies, I began to follow anyone who made a little sense to me.
Every individual is a unique creation of Allah and different. Everyone has some unique quality that one needs to know and work upon to strengthen other qualities and so it is a search of inner quality or missing ones. We all are conditioned while growing with the external influences mixing with our own quality that causes ignorance from the overall truth.
Well everyone has their own preference to follow someone
Following someone in real life is because uh like their way of talking, uh like their way of thinking, maybe uh like something in them. Maybe uh admire them. Maybe they inspire or motivate uh. May be uh expect to learn something new from them. May we uh expect their help in the future. These may be the main reasons to follow someone.
It depends on whether you like their views on a certain topic. You may agree or disagree with them, but at times the way they express their views is intriguing and so you follow them.
Always see the world with different perspectives which may become you unique from all.
Keep in touch. Finding new and interesting sites.
verily good deeds do away with evil deeds.
And that is a reminder for those who remember.
Be patient with yourself. And Keep learning!!
I will be calmer, I will spread love as long as I can, I will live a spiritual life, I would do what I please no matter what and I would prove my theories.
Always start your day by renewing your intention that everything you do for yourself and your community, whether it be your acts of worship or daily chores. It all has to be merely for the sake of Allah (SWT) and Also, I ask Allah (SWT) to make my work dedicated only to him and forgiveness from Allah (SWT), if I have got anything wrong. It is He who is the Hearing, the knowing.
Finally, İ pray Allah to benefit those who read this article and others, grant me truthfulness in what I say and do, preserve my thoughts and my pen from deviation and guide me in all my affairs.
And all praise and thanks are due to Allah, without Whose help and guidance nothing can be accomplished.
May Allah bless and protect you and your faith Ameen.
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