filter out #usetheinternetforgood

I’ve been dancing around this opened tab for a while now. I really love blogging, like, it’s right up there with food, and tumbling, and Temple Tuesday, but I don’t always love starting the blog post. You know what I mean? There. I’ve started. Things are going to get better now.

Twitter just needs to stop, and Instagram just needs to stop, and Pinterest definitely just needs to stop. Blogger is fine. The trash on the internet should really just be turned into compost and used for something good. Like, can we please use Miley Cyrus’ work as fertilizer for the flowerbeds on Temple Square?

I have an experiment for you… I want you to open Pinterest and start scrolling, stop when you see something that A. Swears, or B. shows a chick in just a bra. How long did that take? 2.7 seconds? That’s what I thought.

I’m really tired of social media and all the garbage it has on it. now days, things like immodesty are a common thing and they don’t even make us blink twice. So I’m going to take a vote… all in favor of ditching all social media for a day comment “I”. (Except for bloglovin’. It’s usually safe.) So tomorrow I am “going offline” kinda like I sometimes “go off sugar”. I’ll be back, but I need a break. Who’s in?

The things written about, video taped, and recorded in today’s social media is something that should be looked at with caution and carefulness. I agree it should be used, but in the right ways. It should be used to enlighten and uplift, not to destroy and degrade.

I was watching a video by Alex Boye earlier as I was dancing around this tab. It had nothing to do with social media, but what he said is significant,

“I believe we become 
            what we                    
             think about         
   the most.”       
        -Alex Boye

If we spend all of our time scrolling through the things on social media sites, They will become what we think about most. I believe that if we want to “keep our eye single to the glory of God” {D&C 4:5}, we must not “keep our eye single to the things tweeted about on twitter.”

Listen to Elder Bednar, he knows what he’s talking about.

 
I know that social media can be a great thing. It can bless and uplift, It can teach and it can testify, but it is something that must be used correctly. I believe that if we all try to take a few extra minutes through our day to unplug and shutdown we will be more able to filter out the negative in our lives and we will be more able to see God’s hand in our lives.
#usetheinternetforgood
Feel my Sunlight
p.s. I really need some good books so that I have something to do other than sit on Twitter. Any suggestions?
p.s.s. Did anyone catch the Hunger Games reference?

 

4 thoughts on “filter out #usetheinternetforgood

  1. Marie-Rose says:

    “I”! I don't actually have a FB or twitter, tho 🙂 I used to, but my mom didn't exactly know about it… I finally came to my senses and deleted it cuz I knew I was disobeying her. That's a good line, to “not keep our eyes single to the things tweeted about on twitter” 🙂
    Ooh, good books 🙂 Have you read The Work and the Glory? I was just introduced to them recently. They're amazing. Another one would be Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. Also amazing. If you want something more fictional and less church-y, try Poison Study by Maria V Snyder. There's a whole series with that and I'm obsessed. Or Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I hope that helps! 🙂
    PS this semi-counts as social networking, but check out Goodreads.com for more good books 🙂 If you tell it what you've read, it can come up with recommendations for you!

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