Technology is advancing at such a fast pace, and we are growing closer to each other on a global level. Unfortunately, we are distancing ourselves from who we are, and what we are. Sounds strange, right? But it is true. We have become very dependent on technology, to the point that we let I decide how we feel and how we are. This is the day and age of social media, as it is affecting us massively. A like and a follow makes us much happier than a genuine “hello” from our friends. Do you remember the last time you met your friends and has a hearty laugh without actually clicking any picture and putting it up on social media? You know the answer, as it was long back. Let’s first understand that social media can’t control you nor can it decide your worth.
We have been trapped in the world of social media to the point where if we don’t get enough likes, we are ready to remove off the post. Why did you post, was it because you wanted to express what you felt like, or was it to impress others? You might not be able to answer the question, as you are confused yourself. A thump up or a thump down has enough power to control your emotions and shake your self-esteem, isn’t that weird. Who gave it that much power? We are extremely insecure as people, which is why social media became our only resort, our only escape.
But, we must not let social media control us in any way, as it not only will affect us in a negative way but will also heavily affect our mental health. A lot of times we tend to delete a picture of social media, even if we liked just because it didn’t get enough likes. The number of likes does not define us, nor do we need to give it enough power to affect our esteem. It takes a lot of courage to express ourselves out on a social media platform, and letting that courage go downhill just because of some petty like button is absolutely wrong.
We have the luxury to be ourselves, so why waste it for something that is not even worth it. Social media is an incredible source through which you can connect to people, but connecting to people shouldn’t distance you from yourself. You are you, and that’s the most important thing in the world. The real world is much bigger and much more important than social media. So, concentrate on how you are outside rather than being depressed and sitting behind a mobile or a computer screen. Cheer up, as you are a unique individual and there is no one like you.