“Instagram is Life Porn”

I think we are all becoming more aware about the ways in which social media can be used for good, or for evil.

This article discusses just that.

Although I don’t agree 100% with this article, I think it definitely highlights some of the ways that Instagram can affect us negatively.

If you know me, you know I am a huge fan of Instagram! But I agree with the author that we need to structure our use of it in such a way that it won’t be harmful to us mentally or emotionally.

It always helps to keep in mind that Instagram is everyone’s highlight reel – not their real lives! Never try to live up to the standards of someone’s social media profile. Even the people who seem to have the most perfect and exciting lives have problems and struggles.

It’s all about perspective, and maintaining perspective is very important when using social media.

Is this something any of you struggle with? How do you guys protect yourselves when using social media (if at all)?