This is a TERRIFIC question, that I know quite a few people have, but are just too self conscious to ask about. The answer is YES. A billion times yes! Of course it is okay to not be completely sucked into the tempting buzz of social media. You have fewer chances of being stalked, murdered, and or cyber bullied.
Now, I'm not saying that owning a Facebook account will ruin your life, because it wont. I've had an account for almost four years now, and i don't plan on deleting it. I love being able to connect with people without having to figure out what their phone number is, or when they are in their home. I believe that people also enjoy social media because you can get really quick updates about someone you care about.
Is it worth the possible harassment and day to day drama?
Is it worth the hundreds of mis-read messages, fights, and inappropriate memes and photos?
In my obviously extremely superior opinion, its your decision to make. I think as long as you connect with those you care about, it doesn't matter whether its through a computer screen or not.
Let me get right to it and say first- you are definitely not alone in this. It's completely common to feel alone on the inside, even though on the outside, you could be surrounded by people.
I think the first question you should ask yourself is: Do these people truly care about me?
If your friends truly care about you, then you know who to go to when you are feeling lost. If they don't, then that could explain a lot.
Question number 2 is : Am I being a good friend?/am I pushing people away?
Maybe the reason why you feel alone, is because you haven't given people a chance to be close to you. Make sure that you are the Godly person that people want to be around. Someone that motivates, encourages, and inspires.
The last question is : Do I enjoy being alone?
There are TONS of people, including myself, that are partially or completely introverts. I love hanging out with my friends, but it is physically and emotionally draining for me to be around people for a certain amount of time. Sometimes we need time to chill, and recharge, and that's totally fine!
I wouldn't stress about this much, if I were you. Being a teenager is basically years filled with growth and experimentation. You have got plenty of time to figure out friendship and your own personality and yada yada yada. That's what friends are for, am I right? I sincerely hope this helps a bit!
Dear First lucky Question to be answered,
I guess you're in luck, because I just so happen to be a teen blogger! Seriously, I am blogging as a teen, right here and now. Being a teen blogger, in my obviously extremely superior opinion, is one of the MOST LIFE CHANGING decisions you can make. Teenagers can sort of be considered the Underdogs of Society when it comes to having our voices heard nowadays. We are accused of either being extremely over-dramatic, or extremely apathetic with our words. To earn the same sort of respect and attention that adults get, a teen has to work twice as hard in his or her writing.
Teen blogging is a great opportunity to be able to speak on topics that truly matter to you, while still having a semi professional presentation. It's more legitimate than Facebook, yet still easily accessible and understood. The whole thing has been a fast growing trend for quite a while now, and I personally can't wait to see how far this blog expands. I think more people should start getting involved, whether you're the kid who loves to inspire, or the kid who is waiting to be inspired.
Your Presh <3