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  • May 23, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I find that, overall, the bad outshines the good when it comes to most social media. I find Facebook in particular to be the worst for my mental health – it reminds me of high school, and how isolated, lonely, and depressed I was. I feel better off staying away from the narcissism, and all the other toxicity (bullying, bragging, “keeping up with the Joneses”, superficiality, ignoring/ghosting people, the stress of making choices about or being subjected to unwanted friending/unfriending or blocking/unblocking) that is all too common on it. Maybe Facebook merely reflects that I have trouble with relationships, but at the same time I think it only amplifies those difficulties and makes things worse for me personally. I decided to quit Facebook many months ago, and it was the best decision for me. I’m focusing on higher priorities – like taking care of my health, and improving my relationships face-to-face.

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