📱Social Media- A Platform to Express Yourself

Is social media a boon or a curse?

Winner of Hindustan Times Scholarship program 2017-2018

Finding your voice is a taxing challenge for every man, woman and child. Different talents must be showcased through different mediums. And not all are fortunate enough to have opportunities (such as this paper) to be recognised. Social Media serves as a platform for such people to express themselves to the world, and all they need is a gadget.

Without social media only the rich would get fame, while the poor, oppressed people would wither and die unrealised in the background. A big lie it would be to say that even on social media everyone has a chance to fame, but definitely more people are earning their place in the world than in the days gone.

Social media, however, also gently eases the pain of being parted from friends and family, as now we can commune with just a touch of our fingers. Questions may be answered faster, lessons may be shared, followers for a charity and likeminded thinkers for a protest may be gathered by just social media. News of an impending disaster or riots may be share to help people. Books can be published, hobbies can be praised, and contests may be joined, all thanks to social media.

‘Be a voice, not an echo.’ This is the underlying quote of social media and this is what is practiced. Everyone displays their unique personality –> may it be through photos, videos or texts, and joined together they form the most powerful mosaic in the world, able to move a mountain or raise the skies. The world would be an empty place without social media, devoid of opportunity and filled with loneliness.

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ARSHIA VORA

🍏Food For Thought

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Life is a war.

You’re either fighting to show you are the king

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Or just sometimes to prove that your better than everyone else.

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Sometimes you fight for food

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Sometimes you fight because you have different veiws.

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You fight when someone has wronged you.

Or if someone has told you lies.

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But tell me, is this how you want to live your life?

If you let them have that eensy, tiny superiority, you can soar

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Let it go.

Enjoy your life.

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Live free

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Follow your dreams

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Don’t spend your whole life obsessing over the weight of life’s problems

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And don’t stay in one place your whole life hoping that ‘someone will discover your hidden talent”

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That only happens in the movies

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Do it now

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Soar

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And you wont ever know where you reach.

 

THE END.

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So long, suckas

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~Arshia Vora

👩🏼Normal

What is it we all want to be now?

We want to be normal. We want to fit in.

Well, here’s the thing. In my school, everyone is weird. So the definition of ‘normal’ changes with it.

Today, while I am writing this, being abnormal is the new normal. Make your own style. Do what you love. Stand out.

You need to be odd to be number one.

Yes, we’ve all heard that. But never given it much thought, have we? We wan’t to do what everyone else is doing, because its safer that way. I mean, if everyone goes for the smoothie instead of the milkshake,  the smoothie must be better.

But have you ever thought that, maybe everyone has different tastes? Or the freedom to make different choices?

Before, you could either be a doctor, lawyer, or maybe an engineer to be respected. Now look at what replies are flooding in.

What is your job/ dream job?

I work as  a retailer.

Charmain

Honestly, I can’t decide. I think I would like to be a software engineer, or a VGD, an author as a side job if I get famous or a Minecraft youtuber. All of these sound TOTALLY AWESOME to me!

Aarushi Aiyar

My dream job would without a doubt be an author. I love to write and would love to write a book someday! I started my blog in July 2017, but I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I have written a lot of poems over the years.
Alyssa

I am a retired teacher!

Dwight 

(Answer this question in my comments section!)

I for one, have always wanted to become an inventor, but after that I can’t choose between fashion designing, writing, singing and songwriting.

As you can see, our world is changing. Fast. And if you try to ‘fit in’ NOW, you’ll be left behind forever. Nobody is capable of changing at the pace of the world. No one. So you need to pick your own style, your own traits, your own love, your own friends, your own life, and live it.

Now you may say ‘Well, if the new normal is being abnormal, and your post says to not follow the norms, does that mean we have to be normal? Or the old normal? Or what? I’m confused!!’

I’m just trying to say, do what you want, and nothing else. Live for yourself and no one else. Never be scared to display your thoughts.

It’s your world.
Your life

Your style

YOU!

It’s all your’s, and nobody has a right to it. Nobody.

 

 

🏆 True Winner.

 

You did work hard.

You sacrificed all you have got.

You carefully laid down your playing cards.

Yet, God willed it and you lost.

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A few days of tears

Seem like the longest years.

But what use are they?

They are wasting your day,

And there is nothing you can do about it.

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Yes, God willed it.

And now you despise Him.

You wonder why, and more you cry.

But, dear me, you are blind!

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You do not see how much you have improved.

How God is secretly helping you.

In this world there is no loser-

just a winner and a learner.

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Believe in God, in Him, in His gifts.

And you will get just the right lift.

To enter the world with new determination…

To help this world and our nation.

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So never doubt the power of God

One day, you too, shall be great.

But remember, whether you win or you lose,

As long as your efforts are killer…

You shall always be a winner!

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ARSHIA VORA