“We never post about our failures, but we always let everyone know about our accomplishments. We think the friends we have on social media are perfect, so we strive to be perfect like them.”
A great post that definitely hits home. I have struggled with feeling left out or that my life isn’t perfect. Part of my degree in Public Relations is grounded in the teachings of attaining followers/likes/best number of hits on social media.
Coming from this, I try to see social media as a way for individuals to express themselves and for companies, either those that are established or those that are up and coming, use this tool to reach individuals. It is with this thought, that I try not to get jealous of those who may be doing more than me or those that are prettier or more successful than me. I try and just see it as we are all trying to connect with one another and all forms of social media are great tools for that.
I thought I was depressed because of social media.
I posted a picture of myself on Instagram and five minutes later, I deleted it, because nobody liked it. I thought I looked pretty in it. I genuinely loved the picture, but in a span of five minutes, I decided I didn’t like it anymore, because nobody else did.
Two weeks later I posted it again with a stronger filter and increased the brightness, and I got 57 likes, and I felt good again, but then an overwhelming feeling of disappointment washed over me. I liked the first picture better, so why didn’t I keep it up?
It’s because I define my worth by how many likes I get on a picture or a post, and the realization of that fact actually causes my stomach to flop.
We’re the generation of social media. We all have four core social media accounts…
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