The race for “Stories”

Merry Christmas guys. May this Christmas bring peace and harmony to each one of you and may the new year bring you Joy and prosperity. 

I haven’t been writing much of late but there has been a topic that has been revolving in my mind for some time now. 

A few years back there was this feature known as Stories on Snapchat. Now that feature has literally crawled into almost all the apps we use today. Some apps call it status some still call it stories.

The idea behind this feature was to let our near and dear ones know about what is happening in our lives. However, it seems that the intentions have changed drastically. 

It’s unfortunate that the intentions have transformed from sharing to showing off. 

I’ll share a personal example. Recently a movie star happened to be in the same city that I was in. Many of my friends managed to get hold of a selfie with him. However, the moment some of my closer firends got hold of such a selfie I was suddenly sad. I was sad not because I couldn’t meet him but I was sad because I had nothing special to share on my social media. 

It took me a few days to actually realise that the emotion was born not because of a missed chance but because of a lost opportunity to show off! 

Majority of the pictures we click today is because we want to show others that we are happy and have the best people around us. The truth however is hidden in the glitter of these fake moments. 

Everything that shines is not gold and every smile doesn’t always mean a happy heart. 

So wouldn’t it be apt to say that we are all running a race to capture the perfect story for social media? 

Unfortunately the trends confirm that this is what we are doing. 

There was a time when the cameras captured only limited pictures and they were only particular and significant moments. They captured memories! 

Since it is the biggest festive season of the year here’s a special message. Let’s stop capturing junk and lets start capturing memories.

Junk can be cleared but memories are made for a lifetime!

Once again Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! God bless!

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  1. That’s certainly true, often social media is used for a chance to show off, not to capture precious moments! One reason why I don’t really use social media. πŸ˜›

    Also, I’m a bit late; Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! Hope you’ve had a great one. πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ

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  2. Awesome post, bro… And so true!
    I feel its awful the way people use “stories” to show off. That’s why these days I only view a select few stories – those I know who genuinely just want to share.

    You’re right. Memories are the ones worth capturing as they will last forever.
    Happy holidays!!!!!!!!

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