How Social Media is Ruining our Lives

Photo by Chad Madden on Unsplash

Social media is not real, you are comparing your behind the scenes — your real life — not to the others' real life, because they don't share it, they only share the happy, successful filtered photos and moments that are carefully selected…

Then, you end up comparing with other people’s fake reality, you start using them as a mirror or a benchmark for what you should look like, how successful you have to be, what you need to live happily, or even the dreams you should have!

You stopped wanting to be liked only by the people around you, to impress the people you really care about, and started wanting to be liked by millions around the world, to impress people you don’t know, until their opinion of you became a basic need in your life...

You no longer have the free well as before, you think you still, but you are not, because you are driven by what you always see on social media and manipulate you!

Social Media should be a tool that helps us in our life, and not a tool that controls our mood, reality, dreams, time and energy, a tool that controls our life.

Shadi Kamal Kandil

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