Since the start of the 2000’s not only has an internet boom taken over the technology talks, but when social media came into play it took hold of the youth and still hasn’t let go. Now I can speak from experience social media is addicting and it makes feel like you clued into everything, but the problem is everything on social media is permanent. That is what lead to a skyrocketing of teenagers taking their own life in recent years. In my opinion people under the age of 14 shouldn’t be anywhere near social media, because they too young I don’t care if their friends are on they shouldn’t be as it just isn’t right. The social media sites aren’t going to do anything and parents have to stop blaming others for not taking care of their kids or being the cause of bad things their kids do, because when are they at fault for not being a good parent/s
I have come to realize that social media is a great thing when used right and by people who aren’t in chat rooms or hiding something from those who inhabit the internet. The internet has made it harder for people within the public eye to keep a secret and not for normal people to do so. Mainly the focus of this was meant to make you think about you use social media and well the issues that trouble teens of today. I know it’s a touchy subject, but like I have said many time in the past “If you don’t talk about it then its forgotten about.” In this case it’d be forgotten about by you, but that doesn’t mean everyone forgets or moves on as not everyone can.
Teens always strive to find their place aka where they fit in as to the social structure both in and out of school. Not finding where you belong or where you think you’re meant to be can bring on a strong sense of loneliness and loneliness is a very powerful, and dangerous feeling that could completely drive a person insane. It can make you forget what, and who is important to you and why they are so important; you believe that you’re all alone and nobody can make you feel better or together again. Well my friends that’s why we need to talk about this too many people go too long thinking that they are alone.
I do have my own opinion on certain things that I think need to stay private and will never be told in person, but other personal opinion I can share. Like this own that even when you think your family or friends don’t care about you just wait, because when you need someone the most that’s when real family stands with you in support & helps you back on your feet. I know from experience depression is sometimes a hard thing to manage and cupule that with anxiety and it’s almost impossible to manage. I wish I could tell you that at this point I learned how to manage both my anxiety and depression, but I can’t because if even though I have learned how to better my depression it is still my sometimes severe anxiety that plagues me to this day. But that’s why you need to do what you love to do “Get a dream hold on to it and shoot for the stars.” That’s the best way I can put it, and truth is asking for help or just talking to someone may not be easy but it might be what’s best for you. Now you’re probably sitting their asking yourself what is the guys point. Well my point is this that for once it isn’t about blaming the cause it’s about creating awareness and I know every September 10th is the national awareness day for this problem, but why should we only talk about this every September when this is plaguing our youth all year round.
The best thing I can say is even though you believe you’re alone in this world you’re not and though you may not have found your place in the world everything changes after High school. If you can get past the loneliness and the belief that fitting in is the be all end all then you can see that if you have anything on your side and in your court its time, when you are in high school you have all the time in the world to figure out your future. So don’t throw your future away, because of a couple of bad months know that things will get better, find an outlet to forget about the bad and cut those cause you to feel like crap out of your life. Ask for the people on the outside if you see something say something if you think something is wrong don’t think twice and speak, get help, because though you may think you strong and can handle things on your own the only thing I can say is they don’t say “There is power in numbers," for no reason.