Why does everyone else have more fun than I do? How social media can make us unhappy
Many of us are active and frequent users of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. These tools help us to connect with loved ones, to share our daily experiences with friends all over the world, and even to announce some of life’s most important and meaningful moments like an engagement or a pregnancy. At the same time, we are also passive users who observe the happy news and fun activities that other people share on social media. Considering the amount of time spent using social media and people’s tendency to post their most exciting experiences, it comes to question how using these mediums affects our well-being and our sense of purpose. Maybe, watching other people’s seemingly perfect lives can leave us with envy and unhappiness?
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