Hanging Out the Dirty Laundry…

I don’t know about you but I can’t help wondering why people feel the need to share every teeny tiny little detail of their lives on social media or, even more bizarre, why they want to drag the world and his wife into their familial disputes. Take, for example, the Mum-in- law who wanted to charge her son £17 for Christmas dinner; it prompted a debate on Mumsnet and has now found its way into the mainstream media. Why???

I don’t know about you but I can’t help wondering why people feel the need to share every teeny tiny little detail of their lives on social media or, even more bizarre, why they want to drag the world and his wife into their familial disputes. Take, for example, the Mum-in- law who wanted to charge her son £17 for Christmas dinner; it prompted a debate on Mumsnet and has now found its way into the mainstream media. Why???

Are our lives really so insular nowadays that we want to get involved with this kind of petty dispute? Are virtual reality shows not enough to fulfill our lust for rifling through the minutiae of other people’s lives? Maybe it’s just the case that reading about this type of nonsense makes us feel better about our own lives, who knows!

Am I being a hypocrite? I post all kind of personal stuff on WP that I possibly shouldn’t share with the world….is all this endless navel gazing healthy I wonder? Has social media unleashed something within us all that we are now happy to have our lives under constant scrutiny? Is there a positive side to it? Are we all being more open about our emotions these days behind the safety of an online account?

I’m not really going anywhere with this, I’d just be really interested to hear your thoughts; social media worries me a bit if I’m honest and I’m not sure if it should or I’m just behind the times……what do you think?

Lisa x