Technology has really come a long way in making our lives easier and connecting people from different parts of the world. The internet has made the world a global village. Most of us are on at least two social media platforms where we get to see what is happening worldwide and get some form of entertainment.
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Social media is undeniably big and powerful. While there is a good side to it, the truth is that it also has a bad side. That said, here are some ugly truths you need to know about social media.
Social Media Can Make You Depressed
‘I woke up like this,’ ‘living the life’ are some of the phrases that you might have come across on social media. The big question, however, is, is it really true? Well, some might be, some might not- most of it is not.
People can pretend and be really good at it on social media. They will make you believe that they are living the best life while in hindsight, things are totally different. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is trying to compare their lives to people they do not even know on social media. Doing this may leave you depressed and feel like a failure.
Remember, everyone has their own path in this life, and comparing yourself to someone else is doing total injustice to yourself. Do not put unnecessary pressure on yourself because social media has got you thinking that some people are thriving and you are not.
Social Media Is Full Of Bullies
Have you ever posted a photo or video and got hate in the comments and don’t understand what it was all about? Well, that is social media for you. Some people are fighting their own demons and can spew hate on you without thinking how much it will affect you. The sad truth is that they don’t care.
You, therefore, need to be extremely careful on the social media streets and expect anything. One day you may receive all the love; the next, be bullied and trolled.
One of the best ways to deal with such is simply to ignore. Besides, no one has control over you. So, learn to control your emotions and develop tough skin if you choose to stay on social media.
Social Media Is Totally Optional
In as much as everyone seems to be on social media, it is completely optional. You do not have to be part of it at all. If you feel that it is full of negative energy and that there is nothing you are benefiting from it, you do not have to open an account. There is so much that you can do and enjoy without being part of the social media family that is full of all kinds of people.
Social media is good, but it also has its dark side. If you choose to use it, you need to change your state of mind and focus on your well-being above all.
Article written by Simon Dixon Davies