Does Social Media Help Breed Discontentment?


“WHEN YOU’RE WAITING FOR YOUR COFFEE TO BREW, THE MAJORITY OF YOUR FRIENDS PROBABLY AREN’T DOING ANYTHING ANY MORE SPECIAL. BUT IT ONLY TAKES ONE FRIEND AT THE EIFFEL TOWER TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A LOSER.” (Quote from RELEVANT’s article on Instagram’s Envy Effect). 

Ain’t that the truth?

I’ve had several conversations about how social media makes you feel sad about what you have (or don’t have), how it distracts you from what’s going on right in front of you, and how maybe it’s not as good as they make you think it is. Recently friends have been deleting their Facebook accounts, and I dare say I miss the simplicity of my razor (non smart) phone.

Read this article on RELEVANT magazine’s site and brings up some good points. I like her point about using technology to connect with people and not compare. Comparison is never good and makes what you have seem like it’s not enough. Not sure what I’m going to do about it (other than note what it does and potentially hide certain feeds/posts), but maybe think about what I’m posting and on what sites.

Give it a read here: Instagram’s Envy Effect

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