Those of you that have followed me for quite some time already know about my hatred for TikTok. Well, a few weeks ago, that feeling skyrocketed to an entirely new level.
So as you read this, please keep in mind that I am only speaking for myself, and I’m not shaming anyone for choosing to sit and watch video after video.
However, if you want your kids to do better, you have to show them better. Let your kids see you reading a book, advancing your career, helping others through words or actions.
I digress, the other day, I watched a few videos on Tiktok, and I found myself staring at the screen and wondering what else these folks have going on in their lives.
Do they live and die for making videos and using the same sounds like everyone else?
When they see a trendy video, do they lose their breath trying to figure out how they will copy the same bullshit they just watched?
Maybe it’s the adult in me, but I cringe to think about how our youth craves to be the next social media influencer. My concerns with that are,
- How much does that pay
- Will you have job security
- Will, you still be relevant when you are 30
- How much of your life do you have to share to secure views
- How will this affect your mental health
- How many brain cells are you losing every day
Our youth are increasingly thinking and trying to find the easy way to make money. Going to college and studying for the next four years or so isn’t sexy enough. They want fame and money now. All without the need of picking up a book, and Lord forbid they ACTUALLY LEARN SOMETHING!
As long as they continue to make meaningless videos and wreck their brains creating content for likes, they will continue to diminish their value in this world. So instead of raising the next scientists, engineers, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, CEO, we are handing our children devices and saying, “go shake your ass for likes, go live all day and read comments to your fellow Tiktokers.
We are providing them with the false hope of being discovered without possessing a skill or talent. How can we sustain being world leaders if millions want to be “social media influencers”? By the way, what the hell does that even mean??
Oh, and don’t even get me started on the adults on TikTok…shameless!
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