6 Things That Happen When You Quit Social Media

Thought Catalog

I wanted to do it for myself. The only reason why I deactivated my various social media accounts was to find peace. I was sick of the drama my life had become, frustrated with the friends who wouldn’t leave me alone with their silly problems, creeped out by that guy who persistently pursued me and embarrassed I was still cyber-stalking my ex. So at 3AM (not the wisest of times), I deactivated my Facebook and Twitter account.

1. People Thought I Was Suicidal

At 9AM, I started getting text messages from friends, asking why my accounts were deactivated, was I okay, was I alive? And the messages never stopped coming. I have never been active on social media, rarely ever posting anything. Yet, within a few hours, everyone seemed to have realied I’d disappeared online. I never expected this reaction. Given how silent I have always been online, I thought…

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