Limiting social media helps our quality of life

Being young adults, a lot of people would argue that we are in the prime of our lives. Yet here we are relying on social media for our entertainment. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter didn’t seem to be a major issue when they were initially coming out. However, this was also at a time when these sites were limited to our computers, so we only checked our social media a select few times a day.
Fast forward to 2018, everyone has a smart-phone with apps like Facebook and Instagram. Now it seems that no one can stay off their phone, as if they have an addiction to their device.
No one can do anything without publishing their experience. On a constant basis we are reminded of everyone’s daily lives. The problem here is that we are no longer focused on the things right in front of us.
Almost everywhere you go, people are glued to their phones, even in a social public setting. There are lots of people around us who truly care, but we are worried about people’s opinions on a device.
In a day and age where we seem so disconnected with everybody and ourselves, we could look at social media as a primary factor. On sites like Twitter or Instagram, we appear as our ideal selves because we can hide behind a screen.
Unfortunately, few people in our daily lives truly want to know about how our day was or what we did. All this does is create a dissatisfaction with who we are compared to who we think we are on social media. It is important that we live that was fully lived, not a life that was published.
To limit daily usage of social media would be extraordinary for anyone willing to try. Instead of improving yourself for the sake of public perception, why not do it for yourself?
You can still get ahold of family members, in fact you may get to engage in real conversations with them. We all need a break from social media, so consider connecting back with ourselves and the people around us.

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