You may be wondering as to the kind of link that may exist between social media and mental well being.
Do they have an impact at all? Are they connected at all?
You would in fact be surprised to know that social media has tremendous impact on the mental well being of people. No doubt this is the same platform that has helped connect back with our old friends and also maintain relationships that were severed long back. You may be connected with people who are living in the same house as you do, with people who are on the other side of the world, and with people whom you just know by face.
Social media allows for pictures to be posted and status messages be updated. The pictures most of the times cut across an idealized and hunky dory mood, happily ever after mood which has the capacity to arouse feelings of inadequacy amongst the people who are seeing it. A friend’s honeymoon photos may seem definitely a far away picture for a few and this can make them feel insecure and dejected with the way things are going on in their lives. Feelings of loneliness, despair and dejection will engulf the person.
We tend to unconsciously measure ourselves, our lives and ascertain our sense of worth. No doubt, the virtual platform can be used to stay in touch with everyone but one should not miss out on the real pleasure that comes in when you meet and talk to people around you.