Bird’s-Eye View of Facebook…
…The reason why I’ve never been a huge fan of Facebook. Although it’s great to be in touch with many people who I’d otherwise not be if it wasn’t for Facebook, and it gives great exposure to small businesses who would otherwise not be able to afford marketing…. the delusional perspective it gives to people’s lives has always bothered me. This little article and video perfectly portrays what I’ve always seen in Facebook. I rarely scroll down my feed anymore and I’m not one to post many things anymore. I don’t want people thinking I live a life that’s not accurately displayed, and, do people really need to know what I do on a daily basis?? Could Facebook be the cause of the rising cases of depression??… maybe… just maybe..
“Everyone on Facebook looks like they're having a great time. Fun adventures, deep romances, amazing jobs. It's enough to make you feel inadequate, but it's also a lie. Nobody is really as happy as their Facebook wall claims, as this piercing short from HigtonBrothers confirms.
So the next time you're driven to jealousy by a Facebook friend's humblebragging about his or her awesome life, don't forget: They're probably embellishing it for social media, even if it's unconsciously.
Ultimately, Facebook is a narcissistic playground where the best, the funniest, the most charming aspects of our lives are publicized and the shitty stuff, the boring stuff, the beige that is most of our daily grind almost never gets posted. All those walls are edited at some level and that makes them, at best, a deformed mirror image of real life or, at worst, nothing more than a fictional movie of how we want people to see us.
The solution? Just go live your life, focus on your present reality, and ignore the circus of social media. Trust me, you'll be a lot happier.”