Lately, I’ve been kinda upset with social media. Because I’ve been by myself most of the summer, and healing I haven’t been able to do much. I read in an article that social media can make you depressed because you start comparing yourself to other people. For me, it just makes me kind of sad. I am so young and I should be out making memories, instead of cooped up inside of a house. My friends all seem to be happy, and making memories-which is great, but I’d like to as well. Posting on Instagram & Snapchat is like a competition for some people. They have to seem like they have it all to make other people feel bad about themselves. For me, social media doesn’t do that but let me explain the cons it does do to someone sick.
Someone sick who views others people’s lives can be upsetting. You realize what you’re missing out in, in life which really sucks. You realize where you are, and what’s going on. Also, how happy other people are, or at least look. Although I don’t like to compare myself to other people, in some situations it happens more as envy. I wish I could be bored and healthy rather than have limits. But enough about the complaining, there a some great things social media can do.
Pro’s Pro’s Pro’s!
There are lots of pro’s in social media. Social media’s strongest trait is being able to keep people connected. For me, I can say that that’s 100% true. Through social media, I’ve been able to keep up with my friends as much as possible. I get to hear and see their different adventures, and live vicariously through them. My most important pro with social media is my blog. My blog has helped me stay sane. My follower’s also put such a smile on my face. I love hearing about your stories, suggestions, and so much more. I am so thankful I get to touch so many lives, and in a way I feel like thats one of the reasons I am here. I believe that everyone has a reason they are here. Whether it be to invent something or make difference in someone’s life they have a purpose. My purpose is to teach people about young people being sick and engaging with them to explain to them we don’t need pity, just positivity. So, I ask you while reading to think about what you think your purpose in life is, and if you don’t know now you will eventually.