Social Media Is Affecting College Students
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Social Media Is Affecting College Students And It Needs To Stop

To the student who feels like they aren't partying hard enough or feel like everyone else is "living it up" at college.

Social Media Is Affecting College Students And It Needs To Stop

Most college students today, feel that social media is the only way to see what a person is doing. Well, that's completely wrong! When a person posts a picture on their Instagram, it doesn't give the viewer the whole story. Just because they post a lot of pictures, doesn't mean they are doing something every day. Social media doesn't give you the "behind the scenes" of a college student. It's a way to show others the fun and exciting things you are experiencing at college. No one posts on their Instagram, Snapchat, or VSCO about the struggles they are facing whether it be homework, studying or friend problems they're having.

I can speak from experience and say that I have definitely felt that at times, I wasn't doing enough fun things in my life because I wasn't posting on my social media. When people post pictures of parties they are going to or all of the friends they've made, I find that it makes me feel like I don't have enough friends or that I'm a boring person. Most of the time at college, I'm studying, doing homework or I'm at a club meeting. I think people feel that you have to post about all the fun things you do to make it seem like you are having fun. Just because someone posts about going to a party, doesn't mean they had fun. They could've been there for 5 minutes. You don't know the whole story.

People also don't post the bad pictures, they can take 50 pictures and only post 2. No one posts a bad picture because they only want people to see them when they look good. You can look at someones social media and see them in person, and they don't look anything like they do in the pictures they post.

So some advice from me to you, next time you look at someone's social media post: Don't compare yourself to them. Don't think you aren't doing enough if you aren't constantly posting pictures. You don't have to look "perfect" in a picture in order to post it. Just because someone doesn't like your picture, doesn't mean they don't like you. Post what you want and be confident in yourself!!!!

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