Lately I've been thinking so much about social media, especially with so many articles circulating about it right now. I know I rarely share things like this on here but I wanted to throw in my two cents because I feel pretty strongly about it.
Social media can be damaging. But I don't really think it's social media's problem. It's about how we perceive it. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I find myself frustrated for wasting too much time online. I try to limit how much I go on Instagram. I know that 90% of what I see on my Instagram feed isn't a perfect depiction of the day that whoever posted it is having. All I'm saying is that I think we have the wrong idea. The problem isn't social media, it's how we are letting it affect us.
I've heard so many sad things lately about people determining their value by numbers and feelings of insecurity because they compare themselves to people they see online. Let's remember that people are sharing some of the prettier parts of life, and not always the messy ones. And more importantly than anything, let's remember that we all have our different strengths and weaknesses. Our value doesn't come from the approval of anyone else. Our value comes from a Father in Heaven that literally loves each and every person.
Let's be happy for each other when we see each other triumph. Let's take inspiration from the beauty we see people post. Let's be supportive and kind. Let's remember we aren't seeing the whole picture. Let's remember that our worth goes so far beyond what we realize.