“Do not post your issues on social media”. “It is childish to put your problems out there. Find a private way to address them”. We have come across posts of this kind on our different Social Media. Where people are dictating on others about what to post yet I have never seen it recommended anywhere when I am opening accounts on any social media that “Thou shall only post content where thee are happy so that you can please they.” Have you? If you have, please send me the screenshot, the link. I need to be woke.
Therefore, I have come to realize that we, our very own selves, are the ones that are fueling the depression that we keep trending around. We are the ones that keep asking where humanity is headed to yet same time are the ones that keep fuelling it low-key. Why are we forcing people to keep up with a lifestyle that they cannot afford? Borrowing clothes to look lit, forcing them to hang out in places where they cannot afford to be. Girls sleeping for tickets to events just to keep up appearances. Like as if there is a prize for having the flyest social media account online.
How can someone come out seeking help & the best we can do is to tell them that it is childish to bring forth our ‘dark’ issues online? That they are best resolved off of the internet. I thought it’s called social media for a reason not ‘please me media’. How does that even work? Where are our hearts? Where is our humanity? The world is destroying itself slowly by slowly, people are doing suicide through depression & we’re telling them that when they post their issues they are childish? When people come out for help & we tell them that it is childish, so when are we going to help them? How are they to find out which right person to DM their issue to, because if that would be the preferred way then it means one would have to DM hundreds of people with their issues until they find the right one to DM them back with a solution. What is a ‘mature’ person supposed to post? I need a memo. Are we even intending to help them? Are we even worthy of being friends? If you cannot help someone then shut the heck up, ignore & scroll away. You may just as well unfriend them & keep the happy lot that is entertaining you on your newsfeed.
Depression is a killer but when someone comes out depressed, seeking a solution, then you say it ain’t real. People are out there depressed, fighting their demons & instead of bringing them closer, we are busy calling them childish? Maybe before someone friends you, you should tell them to also keep it sunny always on their social media.
Just because you can silently afford to handle your issues doesn’t mean anyone else can. Just because you have contacts that, at one click away, can help you out, doesn’t mean anyone else does. We are not at the same point in life. We do not have the access to the same resources, cool friends & supportive families. Nope. We are different. And so, by the time someone comes out for help then it is deep. It is real. People are suffering. People are desperate. People are hurting. People are abused, bruised & stripped. Cheated. Betrayed. People are depressed.
We are destroying ourselves. We are destroying humanity. Discrediting it. So, unless we are empathetic & offer some help, we should just shut up & stop talking about depression anyway. Are you the social media police officer in charge of happiness?
For this matter, if you are out there in need of someone to listen to you, you can hit me up on my cell at +256750683551. I will listen & talk to you best way I can. Sometimes getting someone to listen to us at the other end of the conversation is all the magic we need to live.