Post 19 of 24
This post’s featured image nails it perfectly. For my accessible readers, here’s the quote:
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
That would be on my list for sure. I know for a fact when I read some people’s posts, their lives are falling apart, but they’re all over their social media going, “I’m awesome!”
Another issue is that people treat it as a replacement for actual human contact. I suppose we apply that argument to the Internet too. Every social media blackout I have done (twice so far), only 2 people ever bothered to check up on me and see how I was doing. I then fold myself back into the flow of things, and everyone is commenting and posting like I never left at all. What would happen if I did delete everything and ghost on everybody? Would they even notice?
It’s a time sink. We live in a world that is go go go and we always find out that we don’t have enough time to do everything we want to do. There are times I’ve caught myself checking my own profiles for comments and likes, and it didn’t change 20 minutes ago, why would it change now?
FOMO = fear of missing out is something new to me. I suppose it works hand in hand with the previous observation too. We have a need to know what is going on with everyone else. You can’t sit there and say you don’t, even if you think you do. If you have at least 1 social media profile and follow at least one person, you clearly want to know what is going on with their lives.
There is no filter. For every positive, uplifting piece of news, there is some moron using social media as a platform for hate. No matter how we try to police this behemoth known as social media, we’ll never get there because we have to take the good with the bad. We can’t protect ourselves from the perverts and overall bad people.