This article will discuss why is social media bad for society.
First, because it fosters trends.
Trends are too often transient and very, very fleeting.
Look at how quickly likes on social media and followers can be lost. People who are young and still growing, those “founding citizens” need to learn how to “find their voice.”
While in many aspects of our lives social media is important, with the introduction of the iPhone we now have an abundance of technological advancements to choose from. We can use all of them, they should not be a means to focus on our ultimate goal, discovering who we are.
Second, it promotes narcissism, this can be especially bad for youth.
Young people are often narcissistic, and it is important for them to realize that this may not be the best way for them to act.
As with anything else, keeping within the bounds of maturity is crucial to preventing this. It’s also worth noting that many young people will be taking these negative traits into adulthood, it is important that these traits are, at the very least, manageable in early years.
I know this might sound like “morality,” but it’s really just best for society as a whole. Just look at the Wall Street bros and stuff.
They were under 30, there were no consequences, and look where it got them! One caveat to this: this is especially true in young people who take time to transition to adulthood.
Third, it fosters addictive behavior.
This leads to everyone in our society buying and selling things, fattening up on their own opinion, and becoming very vulnerable to attack from both sides.
It is no surprise that we have a growing opioid addiction problem in our country. Social media is absolutely why the “war on drugs” hasn’t been successful for so long.
Many people who start using drugs find it to be their first true experience of freedom, and they start by using drugs on their friends’ accounts.
Without having to do anything of importance, they find that they want to go back for more.
Most of the time, they will find that they are not into it. Once they have experience the real world, they will start to realize that their friends’ friends are more fun.
It’s important to realize that just because people are “saying nice things” does not make them inherently good people.
If you do not like them, get the fuck off their Facebook or Instagram account. This leads to them interacting with less than human beings, who are very likely just waiting to hurt them for the payoff of their likes.
One can argue that there are “good people” and there are “bad people,” but what we need to look at is that people are the products of their environments and socialization.
The socialization of the youth of today has been heavily encouraged by social media, and this will shape the next generation.
Lastly, it is almost inescapable.
There is no escaping it. I was in a chat room a few years ago, and there was someone on there who was making disparaging comments about homosexuals.
A friend of mine, who was in the chat, mentioned that it was bad of him, and encouraged the other to not use that language in public.
The gay guy replied, “Are you the kind of guy who puts a swastika on your car? You’re an asshole.” He did not respond to his homophobic statements, he pointed out that it was his opinion, and it is his right to think that homosexuality is disgusting.
This is where we are. It is difficult for a person in the public eye to not be constantly aware of what they are putting out into the world.
It creates a sort of popularity contest for the whole world. Some people argue that this is a good thing, because it can act as a sort of social armor, making people less likely to be influenced by the opinions of “intolerant” people.
However, I argue that it is far worse than that. It also creates a sort of Mardi Gras of stupidity, where people are competing to be as offensive as possible.
It also allows the worst types of people to thrive, as they can always find something they disagree with and claim it as their own. An example of this is the so-called “Pepe the Frog” meme. Most people will tell you that Pepe the Frog is an anti-establishment meme.
This is to give people who are truly crazy something to call their own. Pepe the Frog is not an anti-establishment meme.
Pepe the Frog is a homosexualist pedophile Pepe the Frog. You may not like this fact. You may want to debate me on this, but I promise you, the fact is that it is true.
I am willing to bet that most people have no idea about this. If you do not, and I have no reason to doubt that, you are probably better off not knowing.
The internet has been a huge blessing to society, but it has also been a curse.
With the ease of access to information and the saturation of the internet, we are being inundated with stupidity.