Epidemics seem to be springing up all around. More evident in the past few years, however, is the wave of memes — specifically, those in which the intent is to impart soul-liberating ideology.
While I do respect the right to an opinion, the modern-day psychological fixes aren’t what they’re hyped up to be — in the heat of the moment. In several cases, they can do more harm than good by believing them. Somebody dreams up a meme and it's supposed to apply to everyone across the board? Not all memes contain absurd and overarching statements, but many of them do.
Social Media Dopamine Fixes
It’s nearly common knowledge at this point that social media interaction causes synaptic activity in the brain — increasing levels of the chemical dopamine, at least temporarily. Social media usage, in general, does cause an increase in the chemical, but reading the overrated memes seems to exacerbate the dilemma.
How are readers benefiting from the memes? The short-term chemical fix is there, but do the memes truly make life better? Thousands of anxiety-stricken folks cling to social media — many of them for comfort, unconsciously stuck on obtaining dopamine fixes.
It's my contention that the Holy Bible has the answers to questions in life regarding purpose. Counselors with a proper understanding of it can help those who are misguided or need direction. The numerous fulfilled prophecies of the bible, which can be verified in world history and extra-biblical sources, validate the reliability of the text. The bible can be trusted as a source of knowledge and personal fulfillment.
Basing your life on the whims of those who write quick-fix memes is not a smart idea. In some cases, it can even get you into trouble. Be smart, listen to the right voices, and get help when needed. I recommend the Holy Bible.
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