Maybe you SHOULD NOT read this…
I’m kidding. From lettuce scares to the disclaimers in medicine ads, we’ve had enough scare tactics these days to be immune to them.
SPOILER: The latest interesting “watch out” is the metaphor that is surfacing behind the Netflix movie starring Sandra Bullock called The Bird Box.
This popular movie follows a mother that must blindfold herself and her children to be protected from a force that can take their lives, if you see them. This article suggests that the “monsters” (who we never actually see) in the movie is a metaphor for social media.
If this movie makes us take a deeper look at our how social media affects our lives, is that a bad thing?
To me, social media works when it positively connects us. When it doesn’t, we can always shut it off. I actually did NOT turn on my smart phone for one solid week while I was on a cruise vacation in 2016. It was the slowest week in history, because I did not miss anything important in 7 days. How did the world know I was on vacation?