Social Media: A Refuge for teaching Narcissism

Trying to find humor and funny jokes is certainly a task, and not to be daunted by the prospect, I searched You Tube and  Social Media.  The thing is this. There are a lot of nasty dysfunctional clips on social media, although given a slightly less Narcissistic name such as for example; Pranks gone wrong, funniest home videos, funny disasters, you get the point; people will laugh at absolute gut wrenching tragedies if you put a funny musical clip, or laughter track to such events.

Curiosity is a major human emotional driver and such titles as; She did what? Judges gobsmacked at what they saw, draws you in by your own curiosity to have a look.

Some comedians (Stand-up comics) who are NOT funny, resorting  to demoralizing attacks and swearing  profusely to just get a laugh.  Some aspect of social media can present a dark side of mind manipulation and exercise soft negative influences. The outcome being that it desensitizes you, while manipulating your views, and in a subtle way bumbs down your thinking and social objective skills.

In America a young 17 year old, is convicted and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her 18 years old possibly unstable boyfriend, to end his life via text message.  Social media has consequences (she could get 20 years jail time).  Social media can never be your friend, can never be your personal diary, and we have all seen the effect of fake news. 

Even the established media channels are guilty of  whipping up emotional antagonism and influencing and swaying public opinions. Main stream media is not off the hook either with reality TV shows that portray a dog eat dog world and show the worst of human nature, and encourages it and thus teaching this behavior to those viewing it;  where people compete, lie, steal, manipulate, cheat on, and crush opponents without consequence to win.  This sits in the back of your subconscious mind and influences your behavior.

Many people do not have the skills to filter out and think for themselves, usually parroting negative generalizations such as; all homeless people want to stay homeless and are drug addicts. All in all, it generates fear (False Evidence Appearing Real). It creates a social divisions, an us versus them attitude and bias.

So what can you do to combat the deluge of social manipulation.

An example could be to look up  the works of prof Noam Chomsky  for some refreshing objectivity and thinking on social events.  Watch Ted Talks to self-educate on the latest research, and heroic journeys of uplifting inspiring people. Watch documentaries.

Knowledge and Education feeds the mind . It builds awareness and allows you to make better healthier and wiser choices in life. Exercising your mind also builds strength and character.

Hypnotherapy can help you mentally detox from unconscious social media conditioning and resets the mind towards generating a healthier happy you.  Brings you back to balance. Peace always.


About mat fav

Matthew is a Registered full time Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, and has been since 1986. He is fully trained in all aspects of Professional Clinical Hypnosis and is bound by various professional codes of ethics. Professional member of the ASCH.
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