being hate free

”LIKE or hate me, I stay hate free”

The word "likaholic" is now a legit word in dictionaries, and we all care so much about a "like" on our posts on social media platforms. Numerous hashtags such as #tagsforlike, #followforfollow and #ootd are created just to get a chance to have your pictures exposed to the public. We also tend to rely more on social media platforms than everything else. Here are some consequences that you may notice too:

Facebook friend: the definition of a friend seems to be different now. You do not talk to most of your friends on facebook and the only moment they show up might be the moment that you accepted his/her friend request.

Block/unfollow: the way we break relations with friends is now a quick result of clicking a single button, it is that easy. 

New type of anxiety: it is a way of feeling when the amount of "likes" is not equivalent to the effort you put in such as the huge amount of time on preparation and photo shooting. 

Taking everything personal: Simply a photo or a short caption may make you feel annoyed and take it personal. Since the photo or caption does not even mention your name, you always feel kind of upset while you try so hard to investigate. 

As an active social media user, I am truly a likeaholic. I once been disrespected by haters and even got upset about it. However, I started to pick it up by understanding the concept of hate free. There is no way that we can make everyone happy, and we surely do not have to take every "like" or "share" that serious. The only thing that matters is the way we push ourselves and to be a better person. The only person who we need to gain like from is ourselves. 

#hatefree15 #nointernetviolence #istayhatefree

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或者套用在現今社會,應該是”LIKE or hate me, I stay hate free”

當字典都加入”likeaholic”這個詞彙時,我們有誰能說不在意這一個LIKE? #相機食先、 #ootd 、 #tagsforlikes 、 #followforfollow 等現象相繼出現,社交生態強烈依賴social media,同時帶來一點副作用:

Facebook friend - 朋友我當你一秒朋友,就是accept friend request那一秒,但其實Facebook上的”friend”有幾多個連一句說話都未講過?

block/ unfollow - 現今的絕交,可以來得轟烈,或是無聲無息。

焦躁不安 - 當覺得心機和like數不成正比,收不到信號過兩秒又再看看,然後過兩秒又再看看…

對號入座 - 朋友的一個status一幅相,語帶相關有所控訴,沒有指名道姓更加使你不禁對號入座,想查探是不是在講自己又不敢太明目張膽,誤會往往由此起。

生活和工作於social media的我,自認是個likeaholic,當面對表裡不一、愛生是非、見高拜見低踩的haters時,有過hard feeling,甚至自信和信念都崩塌過,慢慢從瓦礫中領略出hate free這個求生本領。「你是不可能討好全世界的」,與其將自己的感情投放在別人的like(virtual/actual)上,不如專注的做好自己、愛自己,最後發現最重要的,是自己給自己的一個LIKE。

#hatefree15 #nointernetviolence #istayhatefree

Photo and retouch: Char1es

Appearance: Barrett Leung, Evelyn Choi, Jeremy Wong, Vivian Law, Carol To, Anjaylia Chan

Shop now at www.lovelre.com