GOOD IDEA –
Getting off social media. Or at least just stop obsessing over it, yet another study was released last week about the negative impacts of social media. This one was conducted in the US and surveyed over 2000 adults between the ages of 19 and 32. The reults were pretty conclusive. The more time spent on Facebook and Instagram the higher the rates of depression.
The annoying part is, this is nothing new. This is nothing we haven’t heard a dozen times before, but we’re so obsessed with it.
You probably have friends or know people who actually lead two completely different lives. They have that social media life where they are a social justice warrior quick to call anyone out for any opinion deemed uncouth or offensive and then their real life where they are quick to deride soemone based on their clothes or the way they look. They scour the internet for things to post in an effort to get more likes, to get more points, and it’s everywhere.
If you’re spending more time documenting your life than actually living it, maybe you should unplug.