When Web MD told me that I had HIV (or worse), I ignored that my excessive symptom googling was an indication for something that I expected the least.
Are you familiar with the crushing feeling that comes along with posting something on Facebook that no one likes?
When this happens, inside your mind Facebook turns into a big classroom full of people who ignore you. The fear of rejection goes way back and often defies common sense.
I am a lonely person. Where I grew up people do not hug or pay compliments. And if they do, it usually feels unnatural and awkward for everyone involved. Sometimes, I would meet my own father in town and he’d shake my hand insecurely before I encouraged him to give me the semblance of a hug.
Ghosting: The cruel act of suddenly ceasing all contact with someone without explanation has happened to most of us at least once and — as I am writing this — I am sure that I too have ghosted someone before without having any recollection of my own cruel actions in the past. (As I consider myself a bit of a goody though, I am guilty rather of “slow fading”, ghosting’s gentle sister, who only gradually ceases communication with someone.)
Introvert Issues: I Wish I Could Quit Social Media, But Due To My Work’s Nature I Have To Be “Always-On”
I Tried To Avoid Brain Clutter At All Costs. But Having To Use Social Media Professionally, I Find Myself Scrolling, Posting And Sharing All Over Again.