The things we do 

General, My Opinion

The things we do for the ones we love. Also the things that r done for us by the ones who love us. Amazing acts of love that surround us is a blessing that we take for granted sometimes. It doesn’t matter if that person was a friend, a close friend, a family relative, a cousin, sibling or parents. The amount of love we have inside us for them can’t be expressed sometimes with words, but actions sometimes can show others that love we have for them. Sadly, some people take our actions for granted and expect these actions as something that we are supposed to do, their right to receive. 

I think it depends on how close and important that person is to you reflects your tolerance to their non-appreciation reactions.

If you ever felt you did that to someone, didn’t appraise them or appreciate them enough, you still got time to pick up the phone or go to them and tell them how thankful you are; but if you felt unappreciated then just act the way you are as you are doing it because you want to not because of the appraisal. 

Social media, advice and us

General, My Opinion

Not sure where to begin. There is this feeling that I get every time this topic is discussed. I was discussing with an elder relative the involvement of some social media applications in our lives, and that I read some newspaper pieces stating its negative influence (mainly its encouragement for over spending and showing off). The discussion was started from the point of privacy and some research I’m working on. Then I got this comment, which I’ve been getting lately “yeah, so try not to share everything that you do and get through, try to keep it low”. For real!!! You are telling ME that!? I was boiling and wanted to explode. Wasn’t sure where was this coming from, I try not to have family in all of my social media circles, but if they were they would not have said thugs like that. Yes I do share some thugs but I’m not the only one. Also, I don’t share as much as some other family members. Most importantly, what I share is not that personal (or so I think and hope). These emotions are steamed from the fact that elders like to address me in such a matter though I’m the least to do so, and they don’t address other girls in the family who (in perspective) are over doing it. So the question is: do I over share or just share some things that I’m not supposed to? Or do I get the advise for being the one who listens and give a …. About what others tell me?! 

Social media venues are social platforms where one can be represented digitally, so either be themselves but in a digital form or totally reinvent themselves digitally.

Lastly, I do appreciate advice, but when I feel chosen it places more spotlight and makes me uncomfortable. Something to work on maybe.