Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can make it look like everyone is living an amazing life. All your friends look so happy in every single picture and status update. They’re always smiling. Every night out is huge party. Each outfit is perfect. And next to that, your life seems…. Dull.
But is everyone else really having that much fun?
Not at all, according to researchers. One study says that most people go out of their way to look cool on social media networks to impress other people. They post sexy selfies or spend ages applying filters to pictures to make themselves look 100% perfect. In other words, what they post isn’t real.
All these posed, edited, filtered pics can really make you feel like your life falls short. Like you are a loser. That you are not thin or cool enough, or that you have no friends. But as research shows - most of these pictures are at least a little bit fake. So don’t believe everything you see!
Don’t trust what you see online! Many people are faking fun to make it seem like they have a perfect life. Focus on the real moments you have with friends and family. You don’t need to have a picture perfect moment to be having fun.
Do you suffer from Facebook envy or feel like a “loser” because your social life isn’t rocking like your friends’ seem to be? Tell us how you deal in the comments.