Get over your­selves

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

AGLOBAL cy­ber se­cu­rity com­pany has re­vealed that some peo­ple sink deep into de­pres­sion after see­ing pic­tures friends share of their good lives.

As friends show­case their “happy” lives by post­ing var­i­ous hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions they visit, de­li­cious food they eat and fash­ion­able clothes and other ex­pen­sive items, there are those among us who ap­par­ently get over­whelmed.

So­cial me­dia has turned us into a su­per­fi­cial so­ci­ety.

It’s one thing to feel a tinge of jeal­ousy when a friend or ac­quain­tance posts pic­tures re­veal­ing their abs or toned be­hind due to the 1 000 situps and squats they do per day. But it’s to­tally an­other to get your­self de­pressed just be­cause a friend re­ceived more likes than you be­cause their eye­brows are on fleek, or their fake hair looks bet­ter than the pre­vi­ous weave.

Re­al­ity is, so­cial-me­dia peo­ple only re­veal what they want you to see, so stop hurt­ing your­self over petty is­sues.

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