All people are toxic! Shock horror. Knowingly or unknowingly, voluntary, or involuntary.
It takes a lifetime to remove toxic habits. It takes a keen awareness to remain aware that one has them in the first place. (Anger, pride, jealousy, lust,) All in the mix of people’s behaviours, which contribute to the online soup.
In this day and age where the heightened decent of social media, completing the urge to remain ‘connected’ to others as well as the thread of social affairs is paramount. We as an urbanised whole spend so much time logged into the social media forefront. Whether it’s social media sites as Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, LinkedIn or even WhatsApp, all to remain connected to what’s going on externally.
It has become like you need to ‘feed’ off of the updates. You are always scrolling to see more content to ‘feed’ your mind. Returning to your many social media outlets to check on ‘likes’ ‘comments’. In reality – (whatever that maybe in this age!…)
This is a direct ‘energy transfer’ of sorts. With monopolisation of social media ‘gurus’, vying for the top spot of information of sorts to bring to you. Only a sparse few bring you the truth.
It truly is ‘information overload’ out here! What you must remember is, that this being – a direct energy transfer of sorts, that these people are projecting their own thoughts, feelings, objectives, (words / word) ‘spells’, and emotion’s, beliefs, points of view, rhetoric, personal choices, onto / into you. Each time you take part, at even looking at a basic post online – a basic MEME. This is provoking a mental stimuli in your brain, thus causing a reaction as well as a ‘mental action’.
In a sense they have you acting in your own individual way, as the media moguls do themselves.
‘The age of information’. It does not sleep, the great world wide web, broadcasting, transmitting 24/7 – 365 and beyond! They have you as the journalists, broadcasters of today. Bringing the pain and suffering they create to the forefront of others lives.
The culture we now choose to immerse ourselves in is online, it is – ‘an online culture’. This works both ways, as this plays into how and what you also chose to post, likewise who you choose to share it with. (Or which audience to target.) Whoever the others are across the spectrum of your social media platforms.
Do you ever stop and think – “What have I just shared with this person? – Is this a good thing I am suggesting?” Because we are all different, we all have different levels of emotions, concepts and cognitive processing abilities, yet we rarely stop and think of our action’s. This in itself is a ‘toxic’ trait. A ‘toxic action’. Due to the fact that: ‘everything is energy’.
Say for instance that you suggest something to someone, they don’t know how to respond to your suggestion, for one reason or another. It could for instance make them feel uncomfortable. Yet you still suggest it, then follow up on this after they don’t respond to you. This can create barriers. This is having a direct effecton the person you are communicating with. This is why ‘cyber bullying’ is now a thing. This is true toxic behaviour in full force.
It seems that many of us have been forgetting of how toxic interactions / toxic actions,effect the wellbeing of others that they interact with. Posting can seem harmless, when in fact it is causing a ‘trigger’ in some people on a negative level. The ‘vying for affection’ runs deep. The want – the need to be liked. To be seen and heard in an otherwise white noise world, is sucking so many people in on the basis that they are the one who will be chosen. This also clashes with the business owners, the ‘want to be business owners’. The start-up companies, the ones who are trying to get noticed like he people with the ‘blue ticks’ on their accounts. It is a vast, endless exchange of energy which sucks a certain life force from you. (Your energy / soul essence.)
With the emergence of AI now permanently on the scene, the reason on why the internet was let loose when it was, with the us all being on the cusp of a new digital dawn. (The Fourth Industrial Revolution) in full effect, steamrolling us all towards an unknown future for many. One must always remember that the ones who brought us the technology, are not necessarily for us. (As a good collective.)
The recent events with COVID have highlighted the fact that the ‘want for this obsessive connection’ has caused a direct increase in the collective’s mental health. The frequency of how much time you spend ‘online’ can determine this. The key is awareness, as once again there is much of the ‘unseen’ taking place when you are active in online processes. As the great saying goes- ‘all good things in moderation’.
Mental health is a top priority for one and all. It comes as no surprise that there are many options when looking or needing help- especially at very short notice.
This being said, depending on what level of mental health acquisition you are at personally, always ask for help. Wether this be a confident, a friend, family member or a paid professional in the field. Talking about it can really make a good difference in the future scheme of things. Yet, at times of the hardship we mainly only have ourselves. So being your own ‘rock’ councillor can be a great solid attribute to have….