As we all see our society, specially our teenagers and adults are getting depression and anxiety, and this number is increasing day by day. And the thing is, that depression is real. But when I look around to those teenagers and youngsters who say or act like they are depressed, I see there is no genuine reason in their life, there is no such hardship, there is no such pressure then why they are alone, why they are depressed, why they are not connecting to other people around them . Then I came to conclusion: " that social media is the main cause behind our meaningless depression." I am not saying that the depression doesn't exist or its not a big problem.. all I am saying is that our children, youngsters are falling into some kind of depression with no such reasons, it's like a meaning less or you can a forced kind of depression. Like you see here's is a boy whose age is 19, he have siblings, mother father, a house , he is doing good in school, there is no as such pressure or responsibility on him and then this kid uploads a status that he is alone or life is tough etc etc .. at the age of 19 you are saying life is tough, your life difficulties have not been started yet and you are saying you are done with this life...!!!! I have seen 80 year old man with no luxuries more peace full then a 18 years boy having everything in his life ... why is it so??? A big or may be the biggest reason is social media... First of all FOMO( fear of missing out) which is real, quite real. Fomo is a kind of anxiety that you feel when you see an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media and you feel like ,you also want to be there. You feel, you want or you wish that you can also go there, do party or whatever. "It is a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing". And you may also feel some kind of fear or less confident that you cant go there, you can't afford that thing. which may lead to a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity for social interaction, a novel experience, a profitable investment, or other satisfying events. In several recent studies, teenage and young adult users who spend the most time on Instagram, Facebook and other platforms were shown to have a substantially (from 13 to 66 percent) higher rate of reported depression than those who spent the least time. An other problem caused by social media is low self esteem especially in girls. when they compare themselves negatively with artfully curated images of those who appear to be prettier, thinner, more popular and richer.
“Many girls are bombarded with their friends posting the most perfect pictures of themselves, or they’re following celebrities and influencers who do a lot of Photoshopping .
“If that’s their model for what is normal, it can be very hard on their self-confidence.” Other reason of depression include lack of physical activity. Kids spend their most lof the time using social media due to which they lack the active life which is much needed for a mental health . They didn't gain that confidence which they get from going outside the home meeting new people. Sleep deprivation, not eating on time are also included in the list of things that cause depression due to social media.
Now, we all know in this era of technology and smart phones we can't stop our kids, teenagers and adults from using cell phones, but at least we can teach them about the fomo, we can tell them the world of social media is fake , we don't have to take it seriously, we don't have to think too much about it and get sad about no being able to do same as others are doing, we can teach them how important is to talk to people in live not on social media. We have to teach our generation, our future generation if we want to get rid or atleast if we want to lower the rate of mental illness we have to teach each and everything term to our children . We have to teach them that social media is just training us to compare our lifes, instead of appreciating and thanking. . #mirakee@writersparadise@mirakee@repost@reposter__@postoftheday