Social media is addictive and compelling, as in, if you are not on social media in today’s world, you feel isolated

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This human weakness is exploited by these social media companies is what the documentary implies. It is quite intriguing to watch the ex-employees of social media companies share about how the algorithms are developed to keep users addicted. The documentary is an attempt to show us how social media is taking control over our thinking capacity and causing disruptions sometimes in the form of protests, riots etc.

https://myflickpics.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/social-dilemma

There was something in that smile

Keywords: lifejourney , strangers , talking

Slowly I started talking with them, from the little kids to elderly ones. They shared me their stories, the new gossips, their festivals and how they celebrate it. They told me about how their life changed, what work they do, about their children who worked in the cities and the struggle they went through. The kids wandered around me, showing me their play areas and their secret hide-outs. They were all friendly, welcoming and treated us as one among them. I walked along the green fields, sat by the pond, watched the cows grazing and enjoyed the evening prayers in the temple among the villagers.

https://aletaltalk.wordpress.com/2020/10/06/the-joy-of-meeting-new-people

Forgetting to acknowledge the idea of being around people who are different from who we are

Keywords: dilemma , inspiration , judgement , judgy , life , love , loveyourself , motivation , netflix , selflove , social

Things like these don’t just happen in high school either, it can literally happen anywhere, at any age. Even after high school, I’ve met ignorant individuals who have wanted me to change the way I think, and the way I am entirely, just to satisfy this idea they have of the people they’re surrounded with, which is incredibly terrible. These individuals have made me feel shitty, and like who I am is wrong and unacceptable and that people won’t like me or appreciate me because of the way I currently am, therefore, I have to change for other folks to like me.

https://selfloveliving.blog/2020/10/05/people-are-quick-to-judge-when-they-dont-find-something-they-can-relate-to

With #WFH and virtual meetings becoming the new normal, we’ve put together some tips that will help you navigate the dance of building new social and professional connections, even if the first time you meet your new friends is through a screen

Keywords: business , culture , guides

When you establish yourself as the host, you become the point person to go to. This opens up more opportunities for you to be the main point of contact for other new entrants. In both professional and social settings, this accelerates the rate of expanding your social circle and empowers you to organise future events or bond the community.

https://singaporeglobalnetwork.gov.sg/stories/business/the-secret-to-building-networks-quickly-in-a-new-place-wfh-edition

Both letters and contents, addressed to me!

Keywords: life , observations , self-other , emails , family , letters , mails , memories , nostalgia , posts

When we were taught about letters, letter writing and post offices in school,  we had to write a letter to ourselves and post them. After we had tracked back our letters, we had to write an essay recording the process. I couldn’t wait to get my letter back! I ran back and waited till 4.20 pm when the post man would come by to collect the letters from the post box near home.  I even remember asking him, when I’d get my letter! Finally, when I got back my letter and saw the stamping on it- I was thrilled. It had actually been to some place else and had came back to me!

https://matangimawley.com/2020/09/18/do-you-have-a-letter-for-me