When I was in high school, Kuna time tuliambiana na wengine tuende kulala because there was no electricity.Sisi tukaenda kama group—it was around 7 pm.Saa tano ya usiku nilisikia kuenda nje short call.From the toilet I could see students in our class.I got curious and went to see who were there only to be shocked all those who escorted me to the dormitory were busy reading.
The same high school, there were people huoni wakisoma but exam ikikuja wako number one and we wondered what magic they used.
Here on social media, there are plenty of people whose lives are moving normally despite being online 24/7.What you should question youself.How do they get internet bundles? How do they get money to survive on? When do they rest? What do they do for a living?Now,before asking yourself such questions, ask yourself how you benefit from Facebook and how much time you spend here.
One mistake you should not commit is to think others are using Facebook the same way you’re using it.The shallow minded person will see someone online from 7 am to 7pm and go to his inbox,”kwani hutoki online?” without knowing in the first place why the person is always online.
I assume this is a digital generation who know what it means to be on Facebook.There are so many people here who are making money daily by being on Facebook—they run Facebook pages which generate income through sponsored posts.You may see them online all the time thinking they are idle only to get shocked later when you realize they are doing better than you.I remember one time someone reporting that,”huyu hana kazi,ako Facebook saa yote”
We have people who develop pages and sell them later. I have done this severally.Infact,in 2013 I sold a page with 600,000 followers for Ksh150,000 which paid my masters program at UoN.
There are people who employ others to run their pages. You might think someone is online but in the actual sense he is somewhere busy doing his own things while someone is running the account.
Majority of people are online to have fun.Hawa ndio hushangaa wengine mbona wako online—they are very ignorant.
If you are online to have fun, please remember not everyone is here for fun, others are in business.Kama unatumia Facebook kupoteza wakati,not everyone is doing so.
Next time when you see someone online from morning until evening, don’t go to his inbox to ask why he is idle, unless you’re feeding them.Watu ni wakora,watakuzubaisha huku wakati mambo yao inaendelea vizuri pale nje.