In this day and age, people live for the media outlets and electronic devices. A significant number of people can’t go more than an hour without picking up their phone or going to a laptop to check up on their Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or other platforms.
Instead of checking what new houses condo move has on the market, people would rather keep tabs on what other people are doing. When people become addicted to social media, fostering real and stable relationships also becomes problematic. Here are some of the reasons why:
It Makes You Lack Social Skill
Being able to just type a quick Facebook message or ‘slide into the DMs’ has made people a lot more confident in having random conversations. It takes no effort at all talking to someone you do not see face to face. But, when you go out with that person for the first time, interaction becomes a task.
It is also very easy to get the wrong impression about what someone means when they say something in the text. Things like adding a period at the end of a sentence are assumed as anger, while using fewer syllables when texting is an assumption that one is annoyed, of which in some cases that is beside the point. Texting may have made communication more comfortable, but it has taken away getting to know someone in person.
It Makes Expectations Unrealistic
Viewing other people’s posts and photos tend to make people jealous of what others have. The ‘body goals’ and ‘relationship goals’ are playing a significant role in misleading people to expect unrealistic things out of real relationships and what is possible.
No relationship is entirely perfect, but the accounts people follow posts videos and photos of cute things some people do to make us believe otherwise. Social media makes us stop being thankful for the people we have and the things they do for us. Instead of wanting them to be even more than that and eventually, we drive them away.
Social Media Makes Everything Public
Social media has become the new venting platform for people all over the world. Whether it’s a simple tweet or status, people let out their feelings and put them on display for the world. When couples fight, it’s no shock when they go straight for their smartphones. And make a post about how angry and upset they are with their significant other.
Relationships have become less private, and everyone’s business. A simple argument turns out to be back and forth posts through social media. People are no longer having their fights face to face. Instead, you are letting people get involved and take sides.
You Have Forgotten What It’s Like To Take in The Moment
When did you last switch off your phone and spent time with your girlfriend or boyfriend? You are always scrolling through your social media feeds when you are at a restaurant or watching a movie. People no longer appreciate the time they are spending with the people they love.
Instead of enjoying each other, you are interested in what Kim Kardashian just posted on Instagram. Social media has made people lose sight of what is essential, instead of spending time with your loved one. Some people would rather spend time with the rest of the internet world.