Less Time On Social Media Means More Real Happiness

If you were born before 1985 you are the one’s who remember a time before the internet and a time with. Being in this situation puts us in a privileged position.”If we’re the last people in history to know life before the internet, we are also the only ones who will ever speak, as it were, both languages. We are the only fluent translators of Before and After.”

That means being able to notice things like the reduction of interactions to numbers, and how that translates into quantifications of human worth. “I think it has to do with this notion of online accountability. That is, noticing that you actually count seems to be related to a sense of how many likes you get “So it’s like if a tweet gets retweeted a couple of hundred times, that must mean that my thoughts are worthy. If my Facebook photo is ‘liked,’ that must mean I am good looking. One of the things that concerns me about a media diet that is overly online, is that we lose the ability to decide for ourselves what we think about who we are.”

Teenagers think they have lots of friends and they are super popular due to how many likes they get when it actual fact they don’t get invited out any place and no one really wants to know them as they are all too busy creating an online personality that over shadows their true self and causes anxiety and depression when they realise they cant, don’t and wont ever look like their filtered photos on snapchat which then spirals out of control and before you know it we have an epidemic of Mental Health Issues..oh no wait…that has already happened. M
Take a Break every now and then and UNPLUG..I’m not saying its a bad thing to go on the internet, just use it as its intended as a tool and not part of your life as this can only lead to negative mental health.

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. terrepruitt says:

    Oh, I sometimes miss those days.

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