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Sharleen Joynt & Andy Levine - Bachelor 18 - Discussion

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sharleenjoynt “Social media can slowly lead you away from yourself, make you feel paranoid, and feed you the illusion that your life is flat and colorless compared to other lives.” —the brilliant @heatherhav of @nymag’s #askpolly column

Recently I’ve found myself getting in a rut of mindlessly scrolling and letting Instagram get to me. I’m not a particularly competitive or covetous person, yet it’s hard not to compare your life to the polished, photogenic feeds of others and see the grass as greener. To feel like you’re not doing enough, or worse, that YOU aren’t enough. For anyone else feeling the same way: Social media is great, yes. I’d be lying if I said I’m not happy to get all my friends’ updates in one place, that I’m not inspired by the creativity and talent out there, or that I don’t benefit from the business it has become. But truth be told, I’m legitimately happier when I put my phone down and let a day or two go by #gramfree. It might be worse for “business”, but it’s better for my sanity.

Just a reminder for anyone who can relate: my own polished, photogenic feed only captures a slim slice of my life and I spend a lot of time—too much time—feeling like it’s not pretty/consistent/interesting enough. But at the end of the day, WE have control over how much we let these apps affect us. And exercising that control involves nothing more than a few taps... Topics tagged under askpolly on 1f645 #disconnecttoreconnect

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by bluwavz
on Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:17 pm
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Topic: Sharleen Joynt & Andy Levine - Bachelor 18 - Discussion
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