Social Media Identity

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Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” I agree that staying true to yourself in a world full of hate and judgement is a true accomplishment. We are surrounded by a variety of people who make everyone out to be impeccable and to follow the guidelines of what is socially “right”. Most people strive to fit into an image of someone who everyone else wants them to be. As humans, we have emotions and feelings and much of those feelings include us caring about what others think about us. I believe that retaining to your individuality is a genuine achievement because of the social media influence, friend groups, and the stereotypes of this society. Although, I believe social media is an extraordinary platform to share thoughts and ideas, it truly does have a lasting effect on how we portray ourselves to be. Through various social media platforms, which include Facebook, Instagram, and others make it easily accessible to mainly focus on the crucial moments in our lives. These applications allow humans to present themselves as being acceptable to the social norm. Naturally, as humans, we enjoy having this idea of a perfect life and to do so, we display pictures that make us appear as having a socially acceptable life. One study a few years ago found that Facebook use was less linked to both less moment-to-moment happiness and life satisfaction. We as humans, compare ourselves to
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