Why Social Media Is Stressing Us Out

In case anyone needs this advice from Terri…

Terri Herman-Ponce

Social media is a great thing. It can also be a dangerous thing — to your happiness and peace of mind.

Sure, posting your life stories and thoughts and updates on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook or any other social media of choice can make you feel good. It can give you a sense of community or belonging. It can help you make friends and influence people. It can also help grow your business and network.

It can also make you miserable.

According to recent survey statistics, we’ve never felt more alone than we do right now in the 21st century. Despite all the clicking and refreshing, the uploads and likes, the memes and laughs and fuzzy kittens, we’ve become empty. Many people are addicted to social media or, at the very least, are using it to provide a sense of self worth. People not only look for the immediate…

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7 thoughts on “Why Social Media Is Stressing Us Out

  1. Thanks for sharing this informative articl, Chris. It brought to mind a recent series of posts I have seen (I won’t, for obvious reasons identify the blog or the blogger), in which an obviously distressed individual detailed their relationship break-up. During the course of their postings they said “goodbye” with implications I need not name. Fortunately they are still around. In this instance what was quite obviously needed was not for this person to vent their obvious pain on social media, but to seek the love and support of family friends etc or, if this isn’t possible the Samaratarians. My heart went out to this person but there was nothing I could do.

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