We live in a digital world where we spend most of our days scrolling endlessly on social media without purpose. We crave for likes and comments for a short-lived dopamine boost that keeps our little heads hanging in an eternal forest of online society. The questions we need to ask ourselves are – Why do we use social media? Does it help boost my business? Does it contribute to anything we do with our lives? Or are we just craving for likes and comments to gain temporary pleasures?
We would not need to know what our neighbors are cooking or what their kids are eating
We have to understand the science behind communication on social media and why it keeps us stuck. Whenever we browse a photo of our friend or someone who spends his or her time doing something out of the ordinary or posting pictures, our brain kicks to think that I wish I could do the same or how good his/her life is. After that we try to post our own photo hoping for the same stream of likes and comments and all the appraisals. On order to find the explosion of happiness, over and over again, we keep on scrolling the pages like a never-ending loop. This habit of continuously swiping up the feeds makes us feel lonely and left out.
One of the few cons of leaving social media is that it gives us our precious time back. We can do something productive and meaningful. We don’t need to worry about what other people are doing. We can mind our own business. We would not need to worry about posing for photos. We would not need to know what our neighbors are cooking or what their kids are eating. We can just keep our phones away in the morning and wake up happy and delighted.