My thoughts on social media ( video)

Social media is a wonderful tool for connecting with others but it also causes a lot of anxiety, depression and we end up comparing ourselves to others. And I find myself believing the highlight reels when I know in the back of my mind; it’s not reality. So social media is great when it’s used in the right way and used in moderation. What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “My thoughts on social media ( video)

  1. There were so many truths in your video:
    “It’s all a farce, in a certain sense.”
    “Nobody really truly cares.”
    “It’s all perspective.”

    I agree with everything you had to say and feel that you have learned and matured quite a bit from your experiences and your struggles.

    Here is the good thing about struggles:
    Without struggle, there is no room for growth. Only when you are struggling to find yourself, to understand yourself and others, to figure out who you are and what you want to do, only when you are grappling with your values and identity will you grow and realize that our entire world lies within our own minds and perceptions of reality.

    Social media is definitely an outlet, but like you said, it is not reality. It is everyone with their best makeup on with photo-practiced smiles plastered on their faces. It’s everyone saying, “Look at me. Look at my life and how wonderful it is.” But I am not saying this is a bad thing, nor do I think everyone is like this. I do think, however, that there are a lot of individuals who use social media as a way of looking for approval from others to affirm that they are living their lives the way they should be living it, in a way that will be enviable to others.

    I never use Facebook (I have 4 friends on it), and I don’t even know how to Twitter or Instagram. I don’t think I am better or worse because of this; I just have different social needs than others. If it enriches your life and you enjoy it without harming yourself, then social media can be very entertaining and enjoyable. But when you start feeling a lot of negativity due to social media usage, that’s when you need to stop and reflect, just like you did, and put everything back into perspective.

    Your post shows a lot of insight and growth, and I think you have a lot to be proud of.

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    1. Wow you really took a lot from my video; you have a lot of insight yourself, my friend. I am one of the few people I know that shares my struggles online and in some ways it has gotten me closer to people; which has been amazing. I know people struggle ( or keep people from knowing things) because they’ve told me and I thought ” I wonder why don’t post those things” Anyways social media is important to me; I just have work on how much I use it and to recognize; not everything you see on social media is the truth. A friend a mine once told me that her social media didn’t define her and I think she was right. I loved the comment thank you so much, brother. You are an amazing, dude

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      1. Lol no worries and no apology necessary. How in the world could you tell from the picture of a cat? Gender is inconsequential, in my opinion, in virtual space. 🙂


  2. I actually started a ‘Facebook detox’ December 1st….breaking the repetition of always scrolling through that newsfeed, always seeing who is doing what… It can be a great tool, like you said, for keeping up with family or friends that don’t live close. But, all in all, it is a dangerous place full of drama and negativity.

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    1. I am very careful of who I communicate with on facebook. I have a lot of friends who I
      love dearly and none of them live near me. I use instagram to connect with other writers and mental health advocates. My experience with others on social media has been pretty positive; it’s my own depression and anxiety that’s the problem

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