How Social Media is changing our body image
Social media has changed quite a lot in the past few years. On the one hand, it has brought us closer to each other. Making the world into a global village. On the contrary, it has brought about several negative impacts on your lives. The addiction and misuse are one the many examples. All kinds of data within reach has created some unusual and unrealistic standard for the people. ‘Not everything we see on social media is true’. We have read these words very often.
The following article covers how social media has changed how we see ourselves.
Consider this, scrolling through the Instagram feed, going through Snapchat and Facebook posts is part of our daily routine. In this scrolling, we sometimes stumble upon the perfect images of celebrity with makeup on point. This viewing leads to the comparison of that image with our own. Our own image loses its value because clearly, a common person with a job at the bank doesn’t have time to look like a model. People are comparing their appearance to people in Instagram images, or whatever platform they’re on, and they often judge themselves to be worse off,” says Jasmine Fardouly, a postdoctoral researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
The public posting of personal photos has resulted in the invention of this particular word. People post their image publicly and the comments say that you are fat, you are ugly. Why even post a photo? The negative comments on images are the exploitation of the term ‘freedom of speech’. This kind of behavior should not be tolerated. This result in the intolerance among society and the false belief that it is okay to say anything to anyone.
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People need to be more considerate of others feeling. A single wrong word could result in the death of someone. The boy you are calling fat on social media might be struggling with a life-threatening disease that made him that way. Everyone needs to realize and consider that.
The end result
The result of all this negativity is people compromising their health to look like what is acceptable to society. Girls starving themselves, boys committing suicides, inducing vomits and suffering from Eating disorders is the result of what we see on social media.
The need of the time is the realization that all humans are not made the same way. They eat differently, live differently and earn different. This is no way everyone can look a certain way with all the differences and uniqueness. Everyone is beautiful in their own different way.