Learning Lessons- Tanmay Bhat (:/2)
Hey there, hope you’re doing good!
In today’s blog I’ll be sharing a few insightful lines which were stated by Tanmay Bhat in Abish Mathew’s YouTube video.
So, this conversation begins when Abish and Tanmay were discussing how content(in social media) and its creation is evolving at such a high speed and how & what the future of social media will look like and furthermore what role does the content creators will be playing in the coming times!
After digging into the question a little, Tanmay shares his theory of how from the start of social media (or when it boomed), the rate of people getting depressed also increased simultaneously, note that this is not correlation but causation! i.e. to say social media booming is directly proportional to the number of people getting depressed and upset. And since the coming future is all about social media and internet which directly or indirectly will make a lot more number of people feel lonely, filled with anxiety, depression, etc.!
To support the argument he presented Tanmay gives the simple example of the trolling that happens on social media & internet, according to him the hate on internet that’s been spread are all increased exponentially, primarily because people with different perspectives are exposed to each other in the most intimate manner possible. Seeing what one is doing or up to in his/her life is just one ‘tap’ away, and instantly we can even see people’s best thoughts, events of their life, worst thoughts and everything. And more importantly on a individual level people now are more constantly bombarded and reminded of their OWN weakness, failures, shortcomings, etc. on daily or even on every hour basis. And because the people who are excelling in their life situations & doing their best are known to all of us be it in some social media influencer form or persons in our peer groups or friends/relatives, end result being we gradually end-up comparing ourselves with other people’s attributes, their level of success, luxury in life,etc. on regular basis!
All of this immediately make us feel devastated, we’re shattered and look at ourselves like losers! To this most people response is instantly going in the comment section and reminding those people (who made us feel jealous) about their past failures, or saying something mean to them, or simply trolling them, etc.
Tanmay then gives a sort of solution for this on-going & arising big problem which is bringing and has even brought suffering on different levels for many of the people, especially for the younger generation. He suggest that the most important tool to deal with this kind of stress, anxiety, distraction or depression is to become “Self-aware”. The way to become self-aware he tells is by taking 20 minutes everyday to journal the thoughts, emotions and thinking which is going on in our head. Through this not only we will come across our thoughts & feelings again but this reversed engineering will help determining us why we got upset or felt low in the first place, we’ll be then able to see from whom and why we get jealous. Self-reflection like this helps in knowing the root thought and understanding where we’re going wrong and why we’re lacking the control of our own self.
And doing this journaling of thoughts everyday at night will bring ourselves closer to what we are going through on daily basis, and if someone is lucky enough(most of us will be with little practice), they will grow from this feeling of suffering. They’ll in real sense not go through but will grow through these frequently occurring events in life!
There’s a lot of more interesting insight that are discussed in the video, which you can watch by clicking below-
I hope you grasp and taking back something after reading this blog post! (hint : Start journaling from today, watch some YouTube videos if you don’t know how to start).
Thank you for reading, & do journaling!
Quote of the blog-
“Journal writing gives us insights into who we are, who we were, and who we can become.”
― Sandra Marinella