We live in a free country and thus there’s no doubt that we have freedom of expression and certainly I am not against it,afterall it’s a basic human right . We are free to talk , free to think , free to hold opnions and free to react and if for once we keep aside our freedom of thinking ,most of us are doing pretty great in all the other aspects of “freedom of expression”.😊😊😊😊
In this digitally omnivore environment we can access any information in a SNAP then in just another SNAP we start reacting on it in every way possible that too by keeping aside our freedom of thinking. I mean why bother thinking,when you can do SNAP-SNAP. So guys welcome to the era of SNAP-SNAP, and incase you are wondering why i am calling it “era” inspite of “generation”……then come on, this time only the millennials can’t be blamed☺️☺️☺️☺️.And ,if you are confusing my SNAP-SNAP with Snapchat then I will suggest you to Google the literal meaning of “Snap” word. 🤗🤗🤗
And again don’t mistook the essence of this topic as if i am talking about “being outspoken” ,although I have some issues with the latter too but right now we are discussing about being impulsive and clearly we have seen a hell lot of impulsiveness in this COVID19 lockdown.
We are ready to react instantly on whatsoever we are accumulating from our society without giving a single thought to it, we do all this to defend our fragile ego in worst possible ways, an ego of knowing everything without considering the fact that there is always someone who knows way more than what we know and look there is no shame in learning something new, as they say “The more we learn, the faster we evolve”.
Oftentimes our impulsive behaviour comes out as a result of our emotional vulnerabilities and frustration and where there are vulnerabilities ,there are always people to exploit them for their propagandas. These propagandists manipulate our emotional insecurities to create an internal emotional bias within us by spreading fake news through social media and news channels. Some studies suggests that,“the content here is usually tempting to our emotions and it’s either extremely good or extremely bad.”and we are so prone to react in snaps that it ultimately leads to an instant jubilant or an angry reaction , these reactions are often poorly concieved where we forget considering the consequences and damage that our thoughts and deeds may cause. We are always ready to react at the drop of a hat and many a time we end up believing in the claims and ideas that are not only false but are also misleading.
So ,the question is what do we do ??🤔 Shall we stop using social media?🤔🤔 Or, or,or maybe we should stop reacting to the latest news at all…..🤔
well , these aren’t the solutions of any problem let alone this one but what we can actually do is,try using a “PAUSE”.
Look ,the thing is we can’t stop reacting to the situations happening around us .This is the basic human biology of our body, this is how our all reflex actions work . The feeling of reacting to stimulus is deeply engraved in our limbic system, and this rapid response to stimulus reduces the chances of damage in potential harmful situations, but even in these fast unconscious and involuntary actions there is a time lapse between stimulus and response. So can’t we take a few seconds just before consciously and voluntarily reacting to something.
And I guess it’s high time to ask ourselves a few questions like – “ whetherWhat we are feeling is actually valid” and“do we have a single strong enough evidence to support our claims???” and if the answer comes “No” then my friend it’s time to refrain.Even then if u chose to react …then as a saying goes-“Wise men speak because they have something to say and fools speak because they have to say something.”(No offense😊😊😊).
And if confronting oneself and asking these questions seems difficult then,I heard of this golden rule of Bible somewhere –
“Do unto others as you would do unto you”
Which can be roughly simplified as- treat others the way you want to be treated. And trust me (why would you🥴🥴) it seems tough but its not that difficult to treat others with some dignity and not hurt others just because you are feeling to do so or you have heard something,instead sometimes it feels good not to indulge oneself in this sort of vulturing. And I have seen people giving their best and calm responses even to insults and trigger words.(I wonder how🙄🙄🙄🙄)
So my friends next time, while confronting any situation rather than reacting as SNAP-SNAP… try doing SNAP – PAUSE – SNAP.
I am trying,it can help you too….😁😁
P.S. The above written content is not applied to everyone ,it is only for some over impulsive fools like me.😊😊😊