Appreciating Social Media Apps For What They Are

For the last couple of years, I removed myself from social media. I solely blamed social media apps on the corruption of people. However, I was wrong.

Social media apps were designed to be tools used for communication, entertainment and business, not for destroying our self worth and well being. To use the tools of social media in a destructive way is like taking a hammer and hammering down our own hand, instead of hammering down the nails that are required to build something awesome.

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Rockabye Amygdala

Happiness, joy, motivation, inspiration, resilience, grit, determination and all those other really sweet positive emotions are available to us anytime.

The one thing that keeps us from experiencing these emotions is an overactive amygdala or what I call a crybaby amygdala. It’s like trying to watch a good movie when all of a sudden your baby wakes up and starts crying. That’s exactly what happens with your brain.

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EnChroma Glasses for My Soul

The other day I found out what EnChroma glasses were. No joke!

I was watching random YouTube videos and a video about the reactions of wearing them for the first time came up. I know YouTube has some algorithm method but no clue how this came into the equation.

Anyways, it was a video on people who are color blind and their reaction to seeing color for the first time. The amount of overwhelming reactions made me cry. It was crazy and made me realize how much I really take for granted in life.

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My Thoughts on Joker

If you haven’t seen it, don’t read this post.

When Joker first came out in theaters, I wasn’t interested in watching it. In fact, I haven’t been interested in watching any of the Batman movies since the 90’s. The only reason why I wanted to watch Joker was because of the controversy. I was curious as to why people thought this movie was going to create future violence with regards to mass shootings.

So I decided to watch it. And I cried. A lot.

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