Are you a fan of the HANGOVER trio? I am. I think, that irrespective of the ratings, all are as awesome as the first part, with a slight extra dose of crazy. The 3 ordinary friends in an extraordinary situation.
“Did Caeser live here?” Or “We’re not really breaking into this house because it’s too small.” and not to forget "I'm resigning from the Wolf pack." is ROFL level funny. And the epic “PHIL, IT HAPPENED AGAIN” in part 2 is the moment that makes your blood pump because you know, what’s to come, and yet you don’t really know what level of crazy it would be.
Do you ever imagine what could have happened, if what happened in Vegas, didn’t stay in Vegas? I mean, if Alan would have uploaded the pictures on his social media wall instead of just up his room’s, Phil and Stu could have been dead. Seriously!
How many of you are ACTIVE on social media? By active, I mean full on every event of your life sharing active? I teach my children all the time that “SHARING IS CARING” but to what level of sharing are you you upto?
Are you kind enough to share everything that belongs to you, with everybody, without giving it a thought, regardless of people getting awestruck or simply, apathetic? Or do you prefer sharing a photo every now and then of real events or milestones that you made a real effort for?
Whatever the type of digital footprint you leave through social media, it’s the response that counts. Isn’t it? Somebody's once in a while post could be getting the response that someone else’s daily social media overdose does not. And the worst part is, that after a certain point, the posts don’t even matter, it’s the posting that counts.
1. THE SERIAL POST CREATER
“Listen to me, we’re going on a trip now, it’s going to be rough. If you hear something in the woods, you tell me. If you hear something in the water, you tell me.”*
People who exist for their social profiles fall in this category. They have a parallel life on social media.
Plus, they will share every big or small thought and emotion that crosses their mind, until, they shut their eyes at night to start planning their next status update in their dreams.
“But under no circumstances are you allowed to take off your blindfold.”*It takes over their lives like a disease and confuses them to the summit which challenges their existence in reality. They are, sadly, but truly, unaware of which one is real.
2. THE COMPULSIVE HAPPY
This category is never sad. They are comparable with those actors, whom critics love to hate, because they can never switch emotions. One word, hyperbolic.
They post pictures with big smiles, partying, red carpet looks; the works. The problem is, it seems that’s all they ever do in their lives. Is it really that simple to have such a happening life? Either these people are fake or they are fabulous illusionists. And the pity is that people believe it and develop all sorts of complexes.
3. A RECENT EX
Who is just not ready to leave.
“ One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave
Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
They won't let go
Ex's and oh's”
4. THE MOTHER TERESA OF LIKES
These are generally ladies one generation up who probably are simply trying to shower you with their good wishes and praying for you to stay blessed and keep smiling always. You know, the regular LOLs, thinking it in fact stands for “Lots of Love”.
Now you know the answer to “Why are kids not on Facebook these days?” and “What’s so special about Instagram and Snapchat?”
5. THE SILENT STALKER
“SSSSSSHHHHHHH. I want to know everything about you. But, I want you to know nothing about that.” People do this. Like A lot!
Everybody will think that this person is non-existent because of the inactive social life, but the person is just trying to keep a check on everyone or someone in particular, without disclosure. No likes or comments but silently doing the job.
6. THE OCCASIONAL SUNRISE
There’s people who post something only when they think it it “WORTHY”. It has to be a special occasion for them to step out into the social world. Basically a wallflower.
A special wedding for which they not only got salon ready, but really got great pictures clicked by a pro. These people don’t believe a lot in selfies. They are not itchy to post their pictures or statuses if they aren’t extravagant.
7. “GOOD MORNING PRETTY FACE”
There’s a whole bunch of people on every social media platform, who will keep waving or poking you until you either respond, or block them.
“Can you hear them?” “The creatures?”*
These are no less than trolls, who bully or at least irritate you by repetitive personal messages about how amazing your posts are.
So peeps, Social media is the one thing we can’t do without and hence, it needs to be treated with dignity. It defines you in front of the entire world and it never ever gets lost. That, is a huge responsibility for anyone to take on.
So, let’s treat it the way it needs to be treated. It will be there even after we are long gone. With that deep thought, let’s think a little before tapping on that “submit” or “post” button.
“I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We're far from the shallow now”
*Phrases taken from the movie "BIRDBOX".