Have you ever muted, unfollowed, or blocked someone online and totally forgot their existence?
A friend sent me a screenshot this morning about someone — na let’s say — we’re.. neutral with. Meaning, we don’t like the person but we don’t dislike the person either. Only for the sole reason that everything she posts online irritates us. ‘Yung tipong lahat nalang pinost. She was flooding my feed too much — be it Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram — and it started to annoy me.
Personally, it wasn’t much of a big deal naman. She’s enjoying her life by going places and feels confident with herself, which is great! Sabi nga ng meme na ‘to..
Let people enjoy things. Talagang nalulunod na lang ako sa pagmumukha niya. Hahaha. To cut it short, wala naman akong pakealam. Kaya ko nga inunfollow eh.
So ‘yun na nga. After reading my friend’s message, I realized that it’s been so long since I last saw her name or even heard something about her. It’s been that long that I got irritated because I saw her post on my feed. And it was refreshing! I felt so proud because I have set myself free of the negativity I am creating due to this person and all the other people I have removed from my life online.
One reason people rarely hear regarding blocking people on social media is the fact that sometimes, people are not bitter.
“My boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend blocked me on Instagram.”
The unheard truth is maybe that person just blocked you because she realized that she’s stalking you a little too much and blocking you is her only option. Maybe that person doesn’t want to check your profile and see her former partner’s username in your likers and posts’ comments. Maybe that person doesn’t want to feel pain anymore. Maybe that person just wanted to help herself.
Maybe that person is me.
Lately, I’ve been cutting off toxic relationships in my life, detaching myself on negative situations in a snap, and have been closing myself to people who only pull me into pessimistic environments. And life has been good! I mean, the bad days will always be there. But those days aren’t much now since I started caring less about everything and focused more on what truly is important.
You will be surprised by how light and easy life will be once you remove negative people in your life. It may be hard at first, especially if they’ve been in it for quite a while, but I hope you realize that it is the peace you knew you have always needed. Trust me when I say you’re giving yourself a huge favor. Start virtually then slowly do it in reality.
You deserve better than this chaos.
Have you ever muted, unfollowed, or blocked someone online and prayed to forget their existence but failed?