Are Your Social Media Friends Really That Happy
Never in a million years would I guess I'd be caught up in the social media world. It took awhile before I grudgingly decided to join Facebook, and that was mainly because we were in the beginning stages of developing the Whale Facebook page.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against social media. It's certainly connected the world and made it so much easier to keep up with friends and family. While I don't post much on my page, I do on The Whale page, and love to see what my friends and family are up to, especially those who don't live in the area.
Before social media, if a friend/former co-worker moved out of state, that would probably be it as far as having any contact except for maybe an occasional phone call. Now I can see what they are up to and even what they are having for dinner. OK, maybe that's a bit to much information.
Anyway, more and more when I see posts from friends and family (some post several times a day), there's something amazing going on, like being on a fantastic trip somewhere on the planet, filled with awesome pictures. I get so jealous. Why isn't my life filled with all these cool happenings? I'm thinking these people must be living a wonderful life. Or are they?
When I think about it, I'm sure life isn't as rosy as social media posts make it seem, and that's understandable. Most people don't want to advertise the unfortunate things that happen in their life on social media, although I've seen a few.
All in all, I do appreciate social media posts of all kinds. Keep them coming. Without that connection, I'd be left to ponder "I wonder what happened to so and so?"