Friday, February 19, 2016

Is Social Media Ruining Your View of Reality?

I recently read an article about a woman who ruined her own vacation by using Instagram. Yea, sounds extreme. What she meant was that while posting pictures she was thinking of the "better" vacations that her friends had been posting and felt inadequate. 

Keeping up with the Jones' has filtered into all areas of our lives thanks to social media.What other areas of your life do you find yourself trying to compete with others in? Is everyone really that happy and living such amazing lives? The answer is most likely no. Would you ever post a picture of your termination letter or devastating news of a sick family member? We get to choose what others get to see on social media. No one has a perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect partner and the most fun social circle.

Don't get me wrong I LOVE social media, hell its my job! It is a amazing way to communicate in a technology focused era but it is good to keep reality in perspective. Don't think you life pales in comparison to others because there is someone out there who thinks you life is better than theirs. Challenge yourself to have a night out every now and then without documenting anything. You'lll be surprised how invigorating is it to just enjoy yourself without worrying about taking the perfect selfie or the funniest snapchat. Be present, have fun, and keep it real.

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