10 ways to survive the lies of social Media – outsmart the liars.

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the lies of social media

Growing up, life was much easier because there were no so many things to take us from reality into our imagination.

Now, the internet has made life overly complicate. Recently, so people feel they cannot live without social media. This brings a whole new meaning to the word “socialisation” networking and socialising without meeting people.

From the comforts of our homes, we do almost everything. You’re shopping from home, working from home, and even making tons of friends without leaving home.

It might be great to shop and work online, but how perfect is socialising on the internet?

With the bulk of networking sites springing up here and there, it’s safe to say that social media platforms have become a more significant part of the internet. This has also had a significant negative impact on our daily lives. It has caused the rise of anxiety, depression and low self-esteem in the younger generation.

LIVING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Basically, we live to lie online and cannot live without social media.

Trust me, you don’t want to deny or justify the lies either. It’s easy to say “I stay true to myself online as I do in the real world.” But then, deep down, you know it’s all lies.

It’s easier to lie about your everyday life on a platform like Instagram – many people have become social media liars.

Filters are out there to make even the ugliest pictures look perfect and worth envying. We do all this for likes and undeserved compliments. This is one reason why I am calculative of who I follow online – I do not want to fall into a web of social media liars.

Surviving the lies of social media

I do not bother to follow people whose updates have no value to me. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in illusions on social media. You will feel like you are not doing enough with your life; and probably NEED to be like every other perfect person on the internet.

One of the many lies of social media is the ability to be so rich on the internet even if you live a poor and broken live in the real world. Too many liars!

Not to over say this, it takes intelligence and self-satisfaction to withstand the weight that comes along with social media life. For some reason, your friends on social media have a perfect life.

It’s so easy to stay Internet happy even if you’re sad in the real world.

Sometimes, it feels like the internet makes us feel worse and horrible about our lives. Now, how do we survive in this virtual world filled with social media liars?

Help Social Media Work For You

Despite the ups and downs of social media, it is still an amazing place to grow in knowledge and friendship. For one, Facebook has a strong support for innovative communities.

Make good use of your social media platform and follow beneficial topics on Twitter and Instagram. It could be a skill you are learning or interested in.

It’s all right to have fun and keep up with famous and influential individuals, but don’t linger on for long, so it doesn’t become depressing.

Do more of the groups, pages and people that help you grow mentally and in every aspect. Use social media to kill boredom but don’t get addicted.  

Maintain Perspective

Social media is a “highlight” of events in life. It’s not a spot to share photos of uncomfortable situations, complaints, or even a bad day.

It is important to remember how social media users typically share their ups, positive experiences and not their normal day.

Everyone faces life’s challenges in one way or the other. It’s not just you – don’t beat yourself up.

Pictures are Deceiving

If everything else has failed you, this won’t. The pictures on social media are so deceiving! Nobody’s life is ever as perfect as their feeds.

No one wakes up looking like an angel. A little touch here and there gives the ideal early morning “GOOD MORNING WORLD, I WOKE UP LIKE THIS” tag. Instagram is in the forefront for the lies of social media. Everyone is basically pretending to be happy!

Be Selective of Who You Follow

As I said earlier, I am selective of the people I follow on social media. You do not need numbers to stay active on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Keep your circle closed; don’t follow accounts that will make you have depressive thoughts about yourself.

You do not have to live to please your followers either, stay you, and don’t work yourself up trying to be “social media perfect.” Don’t hesitate to block all awful followers.

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Wish Others Well with Real Intent

Sometimes people share their achievements and excitements to enable others celebrate with them. This doesn’t mean they are trying to show off.

Although actual intentions can be hard to tell, it’s better you sincerely wish people happiness. It takes nothing to share in the excitement of a friend who posts pictures with his/her new outfit or other achievements.

Sometimes, It’s best to celebrate with others rather than kill yourself over why you aren’t where they are yet. You do not understand the hurdles they battled with to get there.

Numbers Don’t Tell Friends

There was a time the number of friends or followers on my accounts mattered. If you don’t run a business, I see no reason to be bothered about your follower count.

These days, people tend to attach importance to the number of friends/followers a user has. Unless you want to become an influencer, You do not need the crowd! It’s perfectly okay to have a few friends online.

Also, go out and meet people. You do not need social media to socialize.

We all cannot become Influencers

The craziest new job on social media platforms right now is INFLUENCER MARKETING. A digital creating field that requires people to be controversial and have a good number of followings.

Virtually everyone wants to become a social media influencer. Easy money, huh?

You better brace yourself up and understand that everyone cannot become influencers. Some are made for this job while others aren’t.

If you can fake your life like the social media liars, influencing will hardly ever be for you.

Don’t force yourself into a world you do not fit in. There are other ways to make money online, and it doesn’t have to do with pushing a crazy lifestyle on yourself or dancing to the lies of social media.

Avoid Motivational Speakers on Social Media

While it’s okay to listen to and follow motivational speakers, we have to be careful of what we pay heed to.

I hate motivational speakers. They seem to be everywhere, talking about a life they never lived and urging people to do things they don’t do.

It’s currently a trend to talk people into doing what they don’t like or not doing what they love inorder to be successful.

Most of these so-called motivational speakers are social media liars. They are creating more problems than life solutions.

Don’t Live Like the Liars

If you must survive outside of social media, DO NOT LIVE A LIE. It kills no one but you. If social media makes you want to live above your usual self, avoid it and live the best life you can afford.

Start small and grow gradually. Faking it will hurt you in the long run.

Live Without Social Media; Take A Break

Lastly, we should stay off social media for good. Give yourself a sabbatical leave to fuel up.

For the sake of your eyes and mental health, go unplugged for a few days and get engaged in the real world. You answer to no one online.

Final thoughts

If you must stay online, get productive. Start something new, learn a digital skill or find a new hobby.

Trust me; anyone can live without social media; you need to change your mindset. Here is a helpful post on staying away from the internet.

Don’t fall for social media liars! Their live is not as perfect as they paint it on the internet.

Does social media affect you positively or negatively?

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