Social media has become our new obsession. A desire to be ‘internet famous’ seems to have overtaken a complete generation of people. We can easily become consumed with ‘likes’ on our photos or posts.
While I don’t think this is the downfall of society, I do believe that too often we miss real relationships with real people. We perhaps enjoy the anonymity we can control through social media. We can present ourselves as something or someone we aren’t.
Maybe you are afraid of what a real relationship entails. We actually have to be vulnerable to other people, and create friendships that are not the perfect pictures we see posted.
Unfortunately, the attraction to social media can cause us to associate self-worth with the opinions of people we don’t even know. That can be bad, really bad.
So try to step outside your perfect social media life and create real friendships with real people. Sure it’s messy, but it will be worth it.