Nidarshana Gowani: Many are misusing social media, it's good to put your thoughts out there but we’ve to be careful about what we post, comment

 
Nidarshana Gowani: Many are misusing social media, it's good to put your thoughts out there but we’ve to be careful about what we post, comment
 

Social media has revolutionised our life in good and bad ways, says Nidarshana Gowani. The entrepreneur and social activist feels that how one deals with the internet varies from person to person.

It is said that celebrities are required to be responsible online as a lot of people follow and emulate them. “A lot of people are misusing social media. It's good to put your thoughts out there but we have to be careful about what we post or comment. Being a responsible citizen we all have to be very careful,” adds Nidarshana, who runs the Kamala Ankibai Ghamandiram Gowani Trust.

About the obsession around the follower game, “I don’t believe in it because even if you have lots of followers, all of them don’t give you genuine opinions on your post, they just follow you. Even if you have lesser followers and they are understanding, connecting with your thoughts, that is much better. Those particular number of followers will be loyal to you,” she says.

The world of social media is fake, everyone says so but at the same time they want attention online. “I personally know so many people who are doing NGO just to become famous, so a lot of people are misusing it because they want to be famous, whether in real life they actually do not do that amount of work. So it is definitely a double standard. When people ask me to come on stage or attend events for myself to come and talk, I try to avoid it because people who know my work will automatically come to me and praise my good work. They will get to know about me directly,” she adds.

Social media has become an ego massage tool and it is disturbing the normal life of actors as everyday is expected to put new content. Nidarshana agrees that this is correct to some extent.
 
“People spend a lot of time on social media. Whenever one gets even 10 minutes they go to Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and see what others are posting. So when you see all that, all your emotions, even the negative ones, tend to come out and with that frustration they write unnecessary things. During earlier times, people used to say ‘use your mind in good things, empty mind is a devil's workshop’, that’s absolutely true. Why make hate and nasty comments on people and waste your time. Say something that will spread positive, stand up for the right if at all you want to make a difference. Avoid commenting anything negative as that never gets you anything good. Be happy and spread smiles,” Nidarshana says.