A [closed-minded] fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his personal opinions [unwittingly displaying his self-indulgence and his stupidity]. - Proverbs 18:2 (AMP)
If you've ever read any of my previous blog posts, you will probably remember some of the discussions I've made on the horrors of social media... Mainly, my own struggle and addiction to it. Yes, addiction. In fact, I never really realized how much of an addiction I had to social media until recently.
For years, I had allowed social media to do a lot of damage to me. For hours on end, I would scroll through Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would read opinions, political posts, and arguments. Then, I would participate in those arguments. I would make excuses for myself by telling myself that, “It isn’t wrong to state my opinion or tell people the truth.” But then, those arguments would get heated as strangers commented hateful things to me. Then, in my rage, I would turn and do the same cruel things back to them.
I knew for years that I had a toxic relationship with social media, though, I didn't want to admit it was an addiction.