Remember how I started this series about Monday Motivation?
The pandemic definitely made it very difficult for me to keep myself motivated – I couldn’t have motivated others for sure. I have not been a person who suffered from Monday morning blues – for me every day is just as good(or bad) as Monday. Having said that, I too need some motivation for the days when I don’t feel like leaving the bed and move my arse to get things done.
I turn to memes. I scroll 9gag or Pinterest to cheer myself up. Sometimes, they lift up my mood but most of the time they give me completely new food for thought! If you thought that I will be sharing some Monday motivation memes, you will have to wait for them a li’l bit.
Monday Motivation Meme: The Good
Are memes good for you? Increased screen time is definitely not good for you.
When print media was the only source of information and entertainment – we did enjoy the good old comic strips. Now, they have been replaced by the memes.
They say that laughter is the best medicine.
The presence of humor in a person’s life lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert
A mindless scrolling of some Instagram memes page during the lunch hour incorporates humour in one’s daily life. In fact, memes have become a great way of communication too. I am sure many of you use meme gifs to emote your emotions instead of the plain old emojis. With memes, people can joke about a recent outrageous political decision, or come to understand and learn about the event. Memes are one of the best and simplest ways to get a laugh out
Monday Motivation Meme: The Bad
Monday motivation quotes or any meme are fun – and sometimes necessary. But is there any “side-effect”? Of course, there is! As they say, excess of anything is bad. Extended use of social media time can act as distraction – cancelling the whole idea of increased focus any dosage of laughter brings! Balance is the key!
I think we all know the ill effect of increased screen-time in our lives, thus I won’t be elaborating much on it.
Monday Motivation Meme: The Ugly
This part of the discussion might feel like a deja-vu. We are constantly having this debate around other forms of media and entertainment like video games and how they constantly instigate violence in the younger population.
Till now I was just worried about the increased screen-time because monday motivation memes / monday motivation quotes surely increased my screen time! But a recent study I stumbled upon opened a whole new can of worms for me.
According to a study by the Loughborough University, memes are actually fueling an obesity crisis and apathy when it comes to healthy eating. While I don’t indulge in sharing obesity meme and anything that raises questions on physically appearances, I didn’t realize that the world outside is cruel!
Internet memes have the potential to normalize undesirable behaviors such as trolling, body shaming, and bullying, and a lack of emotion may be indicative of a larger apathy with regards to such practiceAnalyzing The Effects of Internet Memes on Young Teenagers’ Health and Health Behaviors
Not just that, the meme culture is actually normalizing some more issues like obesity. Men’s mental health is said to have been effected with the recently circulated Will Smith’s meme.
There are some deeply engraved stereotypes that we are fighting everyday and the pop cultural of internet memes is certainly not helping in that cause.
The Silver Lining
My whole point of writing this post was not to add negativity to your already negative life, thanks to social media. I know for many of you, the memes are definitely a positive thing. But my whole point of this post was to make you aware of the fact that please be mindful when sharing any memes. Your good laugh can ruin someone’s day And even if you indulge in memes which are not according to your ethically “right”, just don’t share them. Laugh and move on. It’s about changing the mindset! Maybe not indulging in the conversations is the first step for some people.
Used properly, memes can make anyone’s day better. Just be mindful!
Monday Motivation Memes
Signing off with some memes I love!
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