Some things are better left unsaid

A few days ago, I shared on my Babble column something many of us balance: the desire to share moments on social media, and the prickling thought that some things need to be kept private. From my post:

“I am profoundly thankful for social media and the Internet in general. It’s provided me my work and my passion, and I couldn’t be more grateful for my readers and followers. They make all what I do possible. But there’s a healthy line between celebrating community and information online, and keeping a moment private and personal.

We have an innate desire to be heard, to be included, and to be valued. Social media validates a lot of that, and used in conjunction with your offline life, it can be a healthy measure for finding your voice in a loud, deafening crowd. But when it replaces our three-dimensional life, we start missing the moment and translating it as a good photo, status update, tweet, or blog post. Instead of it being just what it is—a moment in time that engages our senses and deserves all our attention.”

Head here to read the rest of my post.

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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