The Good and Bad of Social Media

Social media pervades every facet of our lives today. We use it to connect with our friends and relatives, and we also use it to connect to the world at large. It’s not just the messages and the tweets that influence behavior in the real world, but it’s also the pictures that you post of your food or your clothes online.

Like all things, social media is only good in moderation. Social media addiction has not been identified by the World Health Organization as a disease. However, an increasing number of youth are spending more and more time glued to their screens. This has been shown not only to inspire social media envy and jealousy, but it also leads to depression and anxiety. The reasons for this include thinking that someone else’s life is perfect because of the number of pictures or statuses they post.

However, social media has also inspired a lot of good. It has become a way for people to keep in touch with their friends and relatives much more than before. It has also helped people with autism overcome their shyness and interact with people. That is an amazing achievement and should be celebrated.

However, moderation is, again, very important. If you’re spending more time on your phone than you are actually talking to people, that’s a problem. You need to shorten your social media use, as well as your dependence on it. Make sure that you’re connecting more with the people who matter, than with the ones who flood your Facebook feed with memes.

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