Whenever I come across someone who either smokes, drinks or is known to engage something which is forbidden in Islamic law, the first thing that pops in my mind is “This person has definitely developed this habit from someone/thing.” No one becomes an addict unless you are introduced to one. Nowadays, social media is addictive. People want to gain short term ways to be famous and earn millions, so they are willing to do anything to seek attention. And we, consumers, allow that to happen by viewing such content daily and sharing them with everyone.
Both the content creator and the consumer become extremely addicted to the point that if they don’t repeat such habits constantly, they become restless and unsatisfied with life. Social media has become an unsafe and unwelcoming place for all, especially underage kids. Social media is no more about sharing pictures of your vacation or the last time you went to a restaurant, it is now about who has more followers and likes. This is disheartening.
I was an addicted individual to the content I used to watch on YouTube, including makeup tutorials and what not, but guess what? I have not touched a single makeup brush since the past 3 years of my life, and I could not be happier. Such YouTube videos were taking my time and money away as I felt that this brand’s eyeliner is different than the other brand’s, so I had to buy them both, but I was wrong.
“Addiction can be resolved” Do you agree and what’s your story? Comment down below! May Allah guide us all. Ameen.
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