…f the way we would wish to live our lives, which inevitably involves a complex mixture of emotions. For most of us, insecurity and confidence have secretly danced hand-in-hand since the day we were born – all Instagram ever did was put a spotlight on their tango.
Andrea Carlo, Amen! This is so true.
I have many friends who for this reason quit social media. It’s fake, but no one admits it’s fake. So when you just scroll on your FB timeline, you get the feeling that everyone’s life is so great, whereas what they post on FB is not a accurate representation of their lives (same for Instagram). But, in some weaker moments, it’s so easy to forget that. It’s gonna make you depressed.
I’m reminded of this Carl Elliott quote:
“As long as we live in a society in which a person’s own happiness is so dependent on the opinions of others, we will always have the deeper problem of the fragility of selves that depend so intimately on the good opinions of others for their survival.”
The current role of social media in our society seems to reinforce this problem.
Something to think about.