As a Kundera fan, I title this post " The Unbearable Anxiety of Social Media ". We all know social media is supposed to foster an environment of connectedness but its also responsible for forcing a disconnect between people in the real world prompting us to rethink our use of it, clean out our accounts, and even get off of it entirely. As one blogger so well expressed: "I cut myself off due to the self-inflicted annoyance of my narcissistic tendencies coupled with “the crush of humanity” . It’s a wonderful reminding of that reality, of that simplistic enjoyment of just being around those closest to me in my life, both mentally and physically. I lost the compulsion to grab my phone in lulls, to post a thought to a removed, unanswering audience." •
This loss of face to face interactions has provoked a rise in depression and issues with self worth. In fact many college students today say they feel more comfortable with their "online persona" than with their real self, which is why your better off not doing analytics to find out you have friends who unfollow, don't care to follow or that do follow but don't care to engage and give you a "like" ( shame on those). It can feel like a rejection of sorts, can easily offend and destroy even the best of relationships as petty as that sounds. I'll admit I cringe pretty often at the fakeness and bs online behaviours, but that #mute option on instagram has been a total game changer.
The point is social media is constantly evolving, so it's really up to us to decide how to best use it and make it work for us.
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