Is social media really SOCIAL?

 

We all use social media everyday and its hard for most of us to get through a day without checking that Facebook timeline or without posting that Instagram post. Of course to an extent, social media has helped us connect with our loved ones but for the most part, the connection between us hasn’t gotten any better.

The problem with social media is that it can fuck you up, make you feel bad about yourself and what you’re doing with your life. When you see people posting pictures of them chilling by the beach doing yoga or partying all night in the roof top and you look at yourself doing nothing but sitting at home binge watching Netflix. It can mess up your brains, trust me I’ve been there done that. But what we fail to realise is that they are displaying the best part of their life and their happiest moments. Sure no one wants to post the worst moments of their life. We let those meaningless emotions take over us and ruin our day. It’s easy to feel bad about yourself looking at someone’s post on a social media because we live in a world where we measure our self-esteem with the number of likes and followers we have.

“We may have big friends lists but most of us are friend less, because friendships are broken than ever before. Because this is the generation of media over stimulation.” – Prince EA

You wanna know how to solve this problem? I do have an answer. Let go of that comparing mind, you are where you should be and that person whose life you think is perfect is where they should be. Plus if you could walk in their shoes, you will realise their life isn’t as perfect as you think it is. Be patient, follow your dreams, you’ll get to where you should be one day. Coz the thoughts and idea of your perfect life is just a fantasy, it ain’t real. And all you ladies, you don’t have to be skinny, because that chick in that magazine you feel jealous about doesn’t look anything like that. And finally, when you have a problem, talk to someone who could give you a hug and help you rather than posting it on Facebook or Twitter.

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