Did you know that Facebook is commonly making people feel depressed?
Every day, Facebook users are searching Facebook using the following search terms .. .
“Facebook makes me feel depressed.”
“Facebook makes me feel sad.”
“Facebook makes me jealous”
“Facebook makes me insecure”
“Facebook makes me feel lonely. . . “
People are even saying that Facebook makes them fat!
Now, I’m not sure about the last one. But what I do know for a fact is this: Facebook is one of the leading causes of depression in the world.
Yup, of all the reasons to feel depressed, Facebook is one of the absolute most common.
There’s no wonder Facebook makes us feel depressed. We see friends updates all day showing how they’re all socialising, going to events, doing cool things.
But if you’re feeling lonely on Facebook, let me assure you that you most definitely are not alone. In recent research, it was shown that 44% of all Facebook users feel depressed during their visit to the site. Of the reasons for their depression, the most common were:
Why Facebook Makes You Feel Depressed, Jealous and Lonely
1) Feeling jealous of Facebook friends who are (supposedly, according to their statuses) doing all manner of cool things.
2) Another leading causes of Facebook depression was having too many friends who we don’t actually know.
The leading cause of Facebook related depression is comparing yourself to other people. Even though we know that most status updates are either a) complete BS or b) exaggerations of the truth, it seems near impossible not to compare ourselves to others.
Then there’s the Facebook profile picture. 99% of people on Facebook have happy pictures. We see these happy pictures all the time and presume that other people are always happy. This then makes us feel bad for not being hapy 100% of the time ourselves.
So, what can we do to stop feeling depressed and jealous on Facebook?
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