𝑶𝒇𝒇𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒍𝒖𝒙𝒖𝒓𝒚
World has come to a turn where the most affordable luxury is unplugging from all social media. In fact it saves us a ton in both monetary terms and mental health wise. We as humans are very much a bondsman to the consumption of matter. Matter here does not mean something of a physiological conception but more of a psychological subject. We tend to make an ultimate use of everything we have to know what is happening around the world and social media has
We are living in an era where most of us attend somewhere around hundreds of social media lives everyday. We are always in this meaningless dilemma of judgement. No, not where we judge others, but where we judge ourselves. Generally, we incline to make other’s apparent social media lives as an aspect of comparison and reflect our lives to theirs. We unambiguously ignore the fact that most of what we see is carefully crafted and chosen. Aesthetics, captions, (hashtag) goals, etc are simply someone’s creative impression and there is always much more to the story. At times we become, unintentionally, so obsessed about what others are doing and achieving that we willingly give into the idea of seeking comfort in the validation of utter strangers. We are all in an unfortunate situation where comparison with people getting worshipped on social media is more enticing than being grateful for what we are and what we have. Remember: algorithms, followers, likes and comments are not an indication of worth. Equivalencing our lives to someone’s governed online content is like comparison of money on a Monopoly board, it might make sense for the moment but is of no use to anyone.
All the social media posts which talk about mental health ironically have to know that it itself is what is bitterly causing a lot of mental health issues. I restrained myself from using all the social media platforms I usually access everyday, for a couple of days, and trust me, I realised that if I had the kind of time on me to scroll through a hundred Instagram lives I also have the time to concentrate on myself. While social media can be completely awesome, it’s also important to unplug every now and then.