I always thought that high levels of suicide should have been dealt with. And thank God for social media that is helping to spread the awareness.
People are now able to contact consultants via email, or if they do not feel like talking to the professional, there are always someone they can talk to online.
For example, on Tumblr there are plenty of users that are ready to listen and help suicidal people in any way possible. But the best thing is that whoever is having problems, can stay anonymous and get help without having to reveal their identity.
I’d like to applaud those who listen. You are truly inspiring.
Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball are not particularly the best I like, they’re just one of many. I feel like festivals like these, organized by various UK radios, are what brings all different people to the same place to do one thing almost every single person has in common - listen to good music.
However, it might seem for some that it’s not worth the money or maybe even the precious time, but when I think of all the people that I could meet in these radio-based music festivals, makes me feel excited for the time that I actually get to take part in.
Now this is what I despise strongly.
All social media is going crazy whenever One Direction does something or goes somewhere. The fans are literally following them every single step of the way.
The worst part is, instead of simply supporting their idols, fans start hating on other singers and boybands.
That’s what a ‘fandom’ fight is. Fandoms are a group of fans of the particular artist.
Most of these fights happen between two British boybands - One Direction and The Wanted.
Recently, Miley Cyrus got a wave of hateful messages, too. This is not okay and, honestly, people should get familiar with the term ‘cyber bullying’, because that is what they’re doing.
Truth is, everyone out of the fights is already bored with them and it would be really easier for all of us, social media users, to just not see them.
It not only gets on our nerves, but also makes us dislike those people that are fighting and frankly, none of us want to get involved in hating others.
Speaking the words of a famous music artist Macklemore, “Damn right, I support it.”
However, I’ve grown to believe it is too much talked about. I believe in equality and the fact is that we all do look the same in the dark. Or when we’re dead.
But there’s also the fact that things these times always become over used and then it all goes just blah blah blah.
I would take part in any project against racism, or go voting for any kind of gay rights. However, I will not watch reality series about it or listen gay people talk about the horrible times they’re having.
The truth is, as tolerant as most of us are, too much is too much. We support it to the descent level and that might have been already reached.
I am a big fond of volunteering and am beyond happy that it is becoming more and more popular.
Volunteers are people that help make something happen without seeking to profit from it. They do it, because they have a big heart and are there to help, whenever help is needed.
I admire volunteers and volunteering mostly for their wish to not become rich or famous, but to help make something or someone succesful. Like, for example, London Olympics 2012. In Coventry only there were over 300 volunteers. And look how good it all was.
I admire shows like The X Factor, The Voice, Talents. They might be becoming too aimed towards money, but it is definitely TV shows that allow people expose their talents to the public and be awarded for that.
I love watching it for fun, too. Shows are neither too serious, nor too comedy like.
They’re the perfect middle.
Healthy lifestyle is now over exposed.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely support it, I simply do not see a point in advertising it that much. It’s everyone’s choice, and making all media talk, show and write about it is not going to make a difference.
Rather than showing how healthy others are, give people motivation to want to live healthy. Because there are plenty of examples in history showing that forcing people into doing something has never resulted positively.
Talking about the festivals, made me remember of one great medium we have. Radio. It’s completely different from TV or the press media, because radio stations are not visual. People are forced to actually listen to the radio rather than just try to catch images shown on TV or added in a paper.
Talking about UK radio, what I really like in particular is hosts. Most of them are not cheesily funny and are completely supportive of their listeners’ opinions.
Also, in a way, they make people fall in love with music. And I fell in love with radio, too.
Twitter is basically a social website that allows people to express themselves in 140 characters long ‘tweets’. Many celebrities make their daily facts available and open to their fans on the website and also many magazines or newspapers or even radio and TV shows gather a crowd by promoting themselves, which later on results in a growing number of readers, listeners and viewers.
Personally to me, Twitter is a place where I am able to express my feelings and ideas without getting hated on or being judged. Twitter gives me an opportunity to find not only friends all around the world, but also boost my self-esteem and find people with similar ideas to mine, so that we could advise each other and maybe even support one another, when hard times come along.
Twitter, as a part of social media, is the most important and means the most to me. I’ve had it since I was 13 and I couldn’t have forced myself to delete my account at any point in my life so far. This is something I love.