The 21st century has introduced man to machine life. Thanks to this mechanical development, the whole world has become a global village. Therefore, it would not be wrong to call this century the century of technology.
Social media is also a product of the 21st century. As soon as social media is mentioned, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, Skype and many such communication applications come to everyone’s mind. It is a happy fact that today thanks to social media, one can travel around the world from the comfort of one’s own home. He sits in a room and learns about the world. One can perform one’s daily tasks at the touch of a button without going out and people can travel millions of miles in a matter of minutes. With the blessing of social media, a person sits miles away in one country and meets and talks with his friends in another country as if they are sitting side by side and talking. A Businessman can easily run his business in another country from one country. Considering social media as a blessing, its benefits cannot be denied. Thanks to this, we can connect with millions of people in every corner of the globe.
It is worrying that in spite of all these amazing facilities and conveniences, the life of today’s man is becoming more complicated than ever. In today’s age of machines, man should have been free from all kinds of troubles, but the reality is quite the opposite. The benefits of social media have been overshadowed by its misuse.
Social media is a blessing or Curse;
There is no denying that social media is a blessing, but today this blessing has turned into a misfortune because today, because of social media, we have lost touch with our blood and adoption relationships. Living in the same house, everyone has become strangers to each other. It is a pity that despite having a blood relationship with the people of the house, the attitude is like that of strangers and by establishing a relationship of humanity with the strangers who are far away, he has considered himself a champion of human compassion. Social media has become an important part of every household but the question arises whether social media is really playing its social role in connecting people or creating distances between people?
The name of social media shows that through it man can play his positive role in the society, use his God-given abilities to reform the society and provide his services but due to its negative use today’s man Instead of serving, he is alone in the crowd of society and is engaged in reforming the society of another country miles away instead of the society around him. The misuse of social media has not only eroded the sanctity and respect of relationships, but has tragically affected the personal, domestic, marital and professional life of every human being.
Impact of social media on children;
Even innocent-minded children are not immune to the harmful effects of social media, but its effects have robbed children of their innocence and childhood. Before social media addiction, children used to go out of the house and play in remote fields, which kept them physically and mentally healthy and sharpened their creativity. But today this modern age has paralyzed children mentally and physically. Instead of enjoying their childhood, innocent children have become victims of social media and are confined to one room and engage in various activities with the help of their thumbs on the screen without moving their bodies.
Misuse of social media has pushed children to premature puberty. In addition to the children, their parents, who are responsible for their training, have also given up their responsibilities due to the scourge of social media. By providing children with a dangerous facility like social media, they feel that they have done their duty.
There is no denying that social media is a blessing because it allows each country to promote its culture, which is very impressive, but it’s illegal and immoral use has led some countries to lose their culture, civilization and identity. Today’s young generation does not like their original culture and settled civilization. Tradition and culture are being strangled under the guise of liberalism and under the slogan of modernity. This is why the wise are forced to think that the era before the advent of social media was the best.
In the present age, character assassination is considered an act of pride, even though it is a very despicable and criminal act. A powerful weapon like social media is used to degrade a person. Using social media platforms to avenge personal grievances and differences without any concrete evidence, the honor of an innocent and decent person is stigmatized all over the world. Even those who feel the devil’s joy of seeing the dignity of others being ruined consider it their duty to join this criminal conspiracy without any confirmation and continue to play their negative role by considering their immoral opinion as inevitable. Similarly, social media is considered to be an institution for certifying the character of millions of people. In this way, the victims of character depravity through social media will consider the invention of this advanced age as their enemy and curse and not a blessing.
In today’s turbulent times, the biggest disagreement between people is religious disagreement. Far from being followers of a different religion, followers of the same religion are divided into different sects and groups and are in a race to prove each other false and wrong. The controversy is exacerbated by social media, which has led to widespread religious unrest. The question arises as to whether social media was invented to increase differences or to reduce differences…?
There is no doubt that social media is a blessing but its misuse has made it curse. Nothing is good or bad, but the way we use it makes it good or bad. If social media is used in a positive way, the whole world can save itself from many problems, differences and difficulties, but its negative use has created hatred against it in the hearts of the people. It seems that every conscious person is worried about social media. The pile of false news has ruined its usefulness. The majority of people are convinced to say that social media has created turmoil and anxiety in everyone’s life, whereas this creation should have made life easier. Today, social media has become as important for man as oxygen is essential for his life. The one who uses it thinks of himself as lonely without it. Despite living in the advanced age, we have enslaved ourselves to it. Every action of ours and every thought of ours revolve around it. Everywhere in the bedroom, on the dining table and in the office, we are surrounded by social media.
Finally, friends are requested to use social media as needed and use it exactly. Use social media for educational activities and for the betterment of the people around you, not to discredit someone, demean someone or prove someone a liar. Don’t use any content to spread through this platform without research.