We Want To Be Something We’re Not
Social media attempt to turn us into mini-celebrities. We believe our followers are our friends when they’re nothing more than a name on a screen. You could have thousands of followers and friends, but feel empty and alone inside. Medium describes this as saying “we have “friends,” but perhaps they’re better described as our network. There is much less personal, deep, connection.” If you zoom out and look at it from a completely different perspective, you’ll see that having more followers does not make you happier. It makes you lonelier.