You know there is a really nice Poem by William Henry Davies that says:

What is this life of, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

Read that again, slowly. Give it some time. So, Social media is a wonderful medium to use, but not to become. Ok?  
More people than ever before, scroll through social media sites, putting up pictures, posting statuses and interacting with friends, family, celebrities, and strangers. It’s easy for us to get caught up in the social world, feeling instantly connected to people that we may not have spoken to in years. Kids, Teenagers  and Adults today often spend hours beyond their bedtime on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. People feel the pressure and anxiety of being constantly available on social media and of being unable to respond to messages or posts. The overall usage of social media may affect the quality of sleep of teenagers and kids and even us, adults but it is the nighttime users, especially the ones who are emotionally invested, who are most affected.
It has also been established that most girls seek solace from social media when they are worried or anxious, rather than talking to their parents, beloved ones. The cause of stress is likely from the increasing anxiety that stems from making important life decisions and that most of us suffer from decision paralysis. However, it is still unclear whether the link between social media and the overall well-being of an adult is caused by something more. However, it has undeniably impacted their lives to a large extent.
There are definitely good reasons to have Social Media accounts, namely that we can keep in touch with our friends and sometimes make new ones. We live in a world where the rules just don’t apply; we’re no longer able to realistically judge the worth of other people. It’s all essentially a fantasy land and I think this has taken a bigger psychological effect on people, but especially women, given that they’re using these sites more often. It can cause things like depression and anxiety, probably on a larger scale. There could be a huge drawback to constantly being connected to the world around us. We have conveniently set ourselves up in a grit pattern and Social media is our escape from real life teething troubles.
 

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