Social media websites/ apps are popular platforms to stay in touch with friends and family, make new acquaintances, and promote hobbies or work. Facebook boasts 2.7 billion monthly active users, Twitter has 330 million, and 1 billion people enjoy Instagram.
Taken at face value, social media sites are about letting others peek into the significant moments of people’s lives, as well as smaller, day-to-day activities. From weddings, birthdays to the coffee they just ordered, people document it all. But how honest are people when sharing on social media?
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are loaded with pictures of people going to exotic places, looking like they are about to be on the cover of Vogue, and otherwise living a fairy-tale existence. And, like all fairy tales, these narratives feel a lot like fiction. The reality is nonplussing and amusing.
When you compare the “projected reality” to your lived experience, it would be easy to conclude that you do not measure up. Research shows that young adults are especially vulnerable to this phenomenon. Fact is not all of everything you stumble across on social media is real, It's the more reason why it's not worth the pressure. Here are some proofs of why it's not advisable to believe everything you see on social media.
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