It is becoming increasingly difficult to resist the urge to check my social platforms all throughout the day — every damn day.
I’ve recently decided to take a step back from using it as much, but I still use it frequently. It can serve as a trigger for my anxiety, and I’m now taking my mental health more seriously than ever. I’ve even debated deleting my accounts altogether, but as a world-traveler and aspiring writer and photographer, it may not be the best decision to quit cold turkey.
There is power in social media. It is evident, measurable, and can be used to great advantages. However, we all know the darkest parts of humanity can rear at any time through your news feed. Every day there are new cases of bullying, misinformation, belittlement, and downright bullshit.
I, like so many others, am trying to find a healthy balance as a social media consumer. In doing so, I have given thought to the seven deadly sins and the part they play in the wicked world wide web.