The internet has taken over our lives. From chatting with friends and making new ones, watching funny videos, reading useful information and even getting a job all through the internet.
When I was growing up, my parents used to warn me about strangers on the internet. I have come a long way from creating embarrassing email ids to not using the landline while using the internet.
I have met some amazing people on the internet and most of them (without knowing it) has shaped my view of things.
I've been an internet user for almost two decades, but the way things work on the web these days has changed massively since the first time I logged in to a computer in my teenage years. The internet is a powerful medium. It allows us to meet new people every day. The possibilities are endless, so don't be afraid to reach out, or keep in touch with people you've met through the internet. You can never really tell what you might learn from each other.
It’s been a long time since I have written anything, but I have been thinking a lot lately.
I'm sure you've heard the saying "Strangers on the internet, right?"
The internet is a place where people go to feel more connected than they are in their actual lives. They want to feel like they're part of something bigger than themselves, and they don't get that from their friends or family.
That's why I want to tell you about a little trick I learned: When you're on the internet, it's easy to fall into the trap of excess dependency. The internet can be a very isolating place, especially when we're looking at other people's lives and comparing them with our own. We may think we have a lot in common with others—but really, we don't know anything about them! And that can make us feel bad about ourselves because we think they have it all figured out but we don't.
So what do you do if this happens? Well… You don't have to let it happen!
Here are some tips for being more self-confident when interacting on social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram:
Don't compare yourself to others' posts or pictures--you'll just make yourself feel worse! Instead, find inspiration
You don't have to be like them.
They are not always right, so do not let them get to you.
Know that you are enough, just as you are!
And don't feel guilty about taking breaks from social media!
Social media is a great way to stay connected, but comparing yourself to others can lead to feeling down on yourself. The next time you get the urge to post an update that compares you with others, stop and ask yourself if it's worth it.
Using social media should be fun and not cause stress or bad feelings. I like to say to myself in my head "Live your journey, don't live someone else's." Don't let someone else's decisions and actions determine what you're going to do. Be who you want to be and keep being that way even if others don't like it.