When was the last time you went somewhere beautiful, hung out with your friends, or ate a beautiful meal without taking a picture of it? Was the purpose of taking picture to post on Instagram later?  

Believe it or not, social media has taken over our minds, thoughts, sight & pretty much everything in our lives.

Simar Singh explains this beautifully in his latest poem titled, ‘Instagram‘ uploaded by UnErase Poetry.

He starts his piece by reciting that only after uninstalling Instagram, he realised that it was keeping him away from the real world and its problems.

He doesn’t remember the last time he read an actual newspaper, or went out to play in a playground. And who even cares about spending time with family when you have Instagram?

Gone are the times when we had limited time to watch TV, as now we carry everything in our pockets 24/7. And he’s sure it’s been long since we admired the beauty of nature as it exists.

Even when we claim to be connected to the world through social media, deep within we are scared of loneliness and boredom.

In this rat race, we are losing ourselves and our abilities to bring about change and innovation in the world. Instead what we are changing is our Instagram feed, becoming a part of a creed and trend that isn’t even aware of our presence.

And eventually, our phones are controlling us day and night.

By the time we realise this, we already find ourselves trapped. Trapped in this virtual world which has engulfed our happiness and our creativity.

In this world of social media, we’ve forgotten who we always dreamt to be as a child. So uninstall Instagram and think about all those things you’ve always wanted to do, even if it is as simple as staring at the sky, or writing a poem.

You can listen to the complete poem here.