Social media has created this false reality that paints an ideal life where struggle and adversity don’t exist. It urges people to conceal imperfections, failures — everything that makes life meaningful and replace it with manipulated figments of the perfect life. In social media, we see almost everything about everybody’s lives. Our entire history and the journey of creating our future are stored and recorded in each of our accounts. Even though we can tweak the privacy settings to our liking, to control the number of people who get to see my content, the whole world still has access to it.
Negative thoughts come from a place of self-pity and insecurity inside us, because who wants to be remembered as someone who failed right? Nobody would want that, especially in your twenties. We’re pressured to excel and never to fail because if you will, you’re branded as a failure for life. When making choices, we’re taught to always choose the least dangerous one, the least risky one, or the choice that so far guarantees our desired results.