What is Now&Me?

nowandme
@nowandme
18 Jul 2020

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!

Is this from a different blog? Or perhaps a different site? Nope, we're drawing a parallel between our beloved Superman and even more beloved Now&Me.

What is all this love that we talk about? It's the commonalities that Now&Me shares with Superman, and then some.

Is Clark Kent Behind Now&Me?

We'd rather not comment. But we can understand why you might feel that way. For starters:

  • Superman's Fortress of Solitude acts as a place of solace for him in times of loneliness and despair. Clark is the most human of us all.

That's exactly what Now&Me is-The Fortress of Solitude. Now&Me is a soft, warm, cosy nook during the harsh winter; a wholesome community to provide you solace when you need it most. You can talk about your problems here, and understanding community members will be there to hear you out. We all go through rough patches in our lives.

  • His foster parents advised him to use his abilities for the benefit of humanity.

With all the time, resources and intention that we all possess we can choose whether we want to further humanity or aid its destruction. We can choose whether we spread love, positivity and extend a helping hand or do we choose to spew hate at whatever comes our way.

  • Superman is brave and kind-hearted with a strong sense of justice, morality, and righteousness. He adheres to an unwavering moral code instilled in him by his adoptive parents.

Moral code is just like the community guidelines that Now&Me offers. It's all the rules we follow to be just, kind and considerate. It's an attempt to help, and not try to hurt the other person's feelings. Perhaps even unintentionally.

  • To protect his privacy, Clark changes into a costume and uses the alias "Superman"

Here's where the resemblance becomes quite uncanny. Sometimes we want to help others out, or seek help, but not with our identity. And that's okay, we understand that.

TL;DR

  • Now&Me = Fortress of Solitude

  • Now&Me Community Members = Clark Kent/Superman (Depending upon their choice)"

  • Now&Me Community Guidelines = Superman's Moral Code


How Does Now&Me Work Though?

You will need Now&Me if you have something to say, someone to help out or just need some solace during a hard time in your life (including a bad hair day). Depending upon these 3 cases, here is how you can use Now&Me:

To Share Your Experience:

  • Click on ‘Join Now&Me’ button on the homepage

  • Write whatever you feel like

  • Choose the 3 most relevant tags to your post

  • Tap on the ‘Anonymous’ toggle to activate it, if you don't want to display your Now&Me username while posting

  • Click on Trigger Warning if you think the content of your post might be triggering to somebody else. A good way to know if you should add a Trigger Warning is to ask yourself if I was reading this, would it make me feel traumatized or re-think potentially disturbing events that I would rather not revisit?

  • And that's it! You have successfully let go of all that was weighing you down.


If you like this, you might also want to read: The Importance of Sharing Your Story


To Help Someone Out:

  • You can either go to the thoughts page to view everything that has been posted so far or you could go to an individual tag page to view specific posts under that tag.

  • After that, open the post you want to reply to, type your response in the box under ‘Reply’ and hit ‘Post’ once you’re done.

  • You can also choose to click the ‘Anonymous’ toggle to not display your name while posting.

  • Just like that you have helped someone out during a difficult time in their life!

Just Came Here to Read Comments?

  • Still got you! It may take two, three or even multiple trials to place your trust in anything.

  • But that doesn't mean that Now&Me won't let you just browse. You can look around, peruse the myriad of thoughts posted on the platform, because often, just reading someone else's experience can have a calming & re-assuring effect on us.

  • Additionally, you can also go through the resource library we have created in the form of helpful articles on our blog. These blogs range from professional mental health advice to quirky interviews and awareness based articles.


The Vision Behind Now&Me

When our co-founders Bani & Drishti started Now&Me in 2019, it was with the aim of making the internet a kinder place. And thereby, helping make the world a more compassionate place.

Now&Me is a human-first global network to interact with people over shared thoughts and feelings. Now&Me makes it possible for each person to know that their feelings are not “too much” and that its expression creates impact.

Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. We've all messed things up time and time again. And we'll continue to do that, because we're only human and life isn't about being perfect. It's about being understood.

One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we face a problem, can change our world.

We all need a support system to help us get through difficult times. Because life can be full of challenges, and there may be times when we feel like giving up.

But love, kindness and empathy trump what life might throw our way.

All we need to do is come to terms with our feelings, and allow ourselves to heal. We deserve it. We all do. Each and every one of us.

If you’ve never been one to ask for help, then Now&Me is for you.

If you’re someone who gets by with a little help from their friends, then Now&Me is for you.

We know it won't be an easy ride, we know it would be extremely hard but we have to take this responsibility and make people feel that it's okay to let those emotions out and that it's okay to ask for help.


"There can be no vulnerability without risk. There can be no community without vulnerability. There can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community." —M. Scott Peck

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