Smartphones and Social Media Addiction
Smartphones and Social Media Addiction is on its peak in today world. According to Science, oxygen is required for survival. Oxygen is an essential part to live a life. Also, humans need bread, clothes, and shelter to live. But in today’s world, in my opinion, the most important thing for a living is a Smart Phone. We are so much addicted to Smart Phones that we can’t dare to think without them. We are so much addicted to Social Media that without which we can’t even imagine life. It has become our compulsion because we have become so accustomed to them. Without it, we will not know anything and we are nothing without it. We know that it is ruining our real-life relationships. Smart Phones are suppressing our abilities to lead. Our time, our money, our energy, but we cannot control its use. We can’t limit and reduce its use.
Why change our minds and why we are so addicted to Mobile phones?
Smart Phone Addiction:
The reason we can’t control their usage is that because social media companies hired people who are called attention engineers. They can easily attract people because they are expert in reading people’s minds and they try to addict people with such applications as much as possible. They designed their notification system in such a way that people stay connected with the application for longer and that’s why people keep Smart Phones in their hands all the time. These companies know that people’s opinions are very important to us because their businesses are running due to the audience who they are succeeded to attract by their applications.
Social Media Addiction:
We are Addicted to Social Media more than the expectations. Whenever we upload a picture or update our status. We wait to see how many people will like the picture. How much like has gone to us? How much social shares and comment our post has got. As we get a like, a Social Media application sends us a notification, you have a new like or you have got a comment and this thing gives us happiness and satisfaction. We regularly check our Smart Phone to see the status of our post.
What is Social Media?
Social media is any digital platform that allows audience to quickly create and share content with friends and followers and also with public.
According to research, when you use a cell phone, a chemical continuously discharges from your brain, which is called “Dopamine”. This Hormone is called “Feel Good Hormone”. According to a study, this hormone is released when you drink or smoke or something else like this. It means we are addicted to our cell phones as we addict to drugs. Now there are restrictions over drugs and can’t be easily available everywhere. But there are no restrictions on Cell phones and Social Media. Whenever we feel uneasy or we sit alone, we use our cell phones to reduce our boredom.
Moreover, no one is having time to spend with people around them and no one is interested to have a talk with their friends and family members. I have observed many a time in a gathering, people are sitting around and everyone is busy with their cell phone. They spend this precious time with mobile phones instead of gossiping with one another. A few days back I attended a funeral party, I noticed one thing which made me feel very sad and bad. I observed that people are sitting around in open areas praying for the Rest in Peace of that late person, their kids are busy having the parents phones in their hands and playing games. It is very bad and dangerous for the mental and body health of the kids. Even it is also bad for elders.
Isn’t it the height of Nonsense?
How do you accept that your 4-year kid will play digital and video games via a smart phone?
Sometimes if you are talking to someone and you hear the bell of your phone you stop your conversation at the point and make yourself bust with your phone. The fact is that the person calling becomes more important from the person near to you. You can’t bring your concentration back to a normal state for a while. Here’s a link, How to Improve Memory?
It is a fact that the way people represent themselves on social media is not the real way. They lie and try to show their fake lifestyle by lying to their followers. They show a higher lifestyle on social media but in reality, they aren’t. As much as they seem to be happier on social media in real they aren’t as happy. When they upload their picture on social media, they don’t show the real pictures of themselves; rather they edit the pictures and try to be shown happier. And when ordinary people see them, they compare their selves with them. Then they feel that we aren’t as happier as these fake people are. We aren’t happy like them and our lives aren’t so good.
Smartphones and Social Media Addiction Stress, and Depression
This is the thing that creates stress, anxiety, and depression. People feel guilty and depressed. However, they should keep in mind that people looking happier on social media may not be happy in real life. The people looking happier might be more stressed than them. They need to understand what he sees here doesn’t really happen. Behind is another life that can’t be expressed and can’t be captured by the camera.
According to a study, people that spent too much time on social media like, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, the depression rate is higher as compared to others. So, you can only be happier if you put less stress over your brain. The key to happiness is to stop comparing yourself to others especially the fake social media lifestyle.
Always remember that you will not be happy in life when you put pressure on yourself. Cell phones and social media have become more important than true relationships. You give more time to a cell phone rather than your relationships. So please be careful. Try to limit its use as much as possible. Spend your worthy time with your loved ones.
So, if you are agreeing with me, don’t shy to share it with your friends and especially with your kids!
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