We Millenials can’t imagine a single day of our life without social media. Isn’t it? How many of you can deny this fact? Well, it’s a part of my life too. From day to night, we check our phones countless times only to see if there are any notifications, messages, memes, or gossips trending on social media. We love it, don’t we? Well, I will be lying if I said no.
But the million-dollar question is, why do we stick to social media? Why do we keep on scrolling Facebook, Instagram, Twitter quite often? The reason is simple: we want validation from others; we want social acceptance. No matter if we are very introverts inside, on social media, we pretend to be cool, classy, or in the millennial language, we want to be termed as LIT.
This mentality of ‘seeking validation’ has pinned us with an addictive sting. We have almost become addicted to this virtual world. One single ‘like’ matters a lot to us a lot. The more likes, the more we become famous in our virtual world. Some of us even suffer from an inferiority complex when we see the Instagram models and their lavish lives. We have become so engrossed in checking on other’s lives that we often don’t pay attention to our own lives.
Ever since the social media has come into the light, people are gradually drifting away from real life and drowning deep into a world which would offer nothing but a few likes and temporary validation. In this regard, I would like to share this quote: “Never before has a generation so diligently recorded themselves accomplishing nothing”.
Especially we, the millennials, prefer talking to a stranger on social media than to our own family members. Actually, social media is not bad if we use it for good purpose and with restraint, but people fail to do so. Nowadays, social media has become a platform for abuse, racism, and sexism.
We should use social media to impact not impress. There’s nothing wrong if you share some valuable information with people, but the problem starts when you indulge in meaningless chatter or egoistic debates.
I want to draw your attention to a funny quote and leave it to you for further deduction: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, plus a social media overreaction.”