How do we define ourselves..?

Originally posted on Memoirs of an Average Guy:
Welcome to my first blog post. We all come across issues within our lives where we don’t quite understand, or we just need that time to reflect. I’m an average guy, who wanted to write his thoughts down in a series of blog posts. Writing is apparently good for the soul, and would welcome discussions on other people’s views on the subjects I cover. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how people define themselves within life. What makes a person successful is it family? friends? money? or in the modern world relationship status? number of likes? an acceptable within modern society? The reason behind my anonymity is purely because my thoughts are based upon current issues and challenges, therefore do not want people to be directly linked. So how do we define ourselves, well for me it has been family and friends, as I’ve got older that has grown into how successful I have been within work, and whilst that appears shallow due to linking it with money, it does enable me to spend money on family and friends. But as humans, we are never satisfied it seems, once we have something we’ve wanted, we need to move on, we need more in life. That has been somewhat of a sticking block for me, how do you get more out of life? I look immediately to my close friends, one is…

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Does social media control us or do we control social media…?

Originally posted on Memoirs of an Average Guy:
So my last post was a milestone according to WordPress, it was my tenth post, so welcome to my eleventh post! My continued thanks for following this blog and taking the time to read my thoughts. So on this blog, I thought I’d focus on social media and the impact it has us. Millions and millions use it and I’m sure you’re one of those people. What interests me on social media is not it’s affect on our ability to communicate in different ways with people but how it can be used to portray a different image of that person’s life. I use all main social networking sites personally , it has it’s pros and cons like most things in life. I use it to promote this blog, and it can be a fantastic source of information or keeping up to date with particular interests. But I’d like to focus on what it means for communicating with people. I’m sure we have read ‘viral’ complaints or posts which gather thousands of likes and shares. Although I am always sceptical of them, did that issue actually happen, was it exaggerated more or was it done for the purpose of likes. Likewise with viral videos, sure some of them are funny, but has things like Facebook made it easier for people to be noticed or given people a platform to always take things further,…

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Settle But Don’t Settle!

There have been days you never want to hear anything religious; you really don’t want someone telling you “God said…”, “The bible says…”‎, you just don’t want anything biblical that will console you when you’re in distress. You also don’t want a friend saying “It’s going to be alright”, you don’t want a lover saying “I won’t leave you”- not […]

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