The stories we tell and retell on social sites are cheerful and celebratory. I mean, sometimes it seems like everyone you know is in significant relationships, taking a 5-star vacation and living their dream life. But what is shared shows only the positive in life – the light rolls. I conducted extensive interviews with men and women between the ages of 28 and 73 who are active social media users and found that 60% of people reported that social media impacted their self-esteem. To know more about social media effects, visit the Cover Wallet website.
It seems that social media has an amplifying effect: it gives the illusion of many options but makes it difficult to find viable alternatives. Is it our highly connected world that is now disconnected? Posting dinners, taking pictures of vacations, and people interaction. It is their interaction. The paradoxical result of the connection is to create the illusion of increasing social engagement, social media, and popularity, but masking the real character.
Because some people connect digitally rather than emotionally, it is much easier to mentally control others as they rely on what I call “vanity validation.” What you portray in your social media and your true self creates a double understanding for some. Your social media promoter is always looking for more validation through digital tastes, not lifestyle.
In the latest Match Singles of America study on social media’s impact on people’s relationship residencies, 57% of singles say social media has caused a fear of missing out (FOMO). In my assessment, 50% reported feeling FOMO than others on social media, while 60% of Millennials reported feeling FOMO. Are we creating false facts? It seems we are only willing to talk about things that have positive reinforcement. If we live by focusing solely on light rolls, how can we accurately tell this negative aspect of our lives?