IMO: Why Social media makes us insecure

Every day we use the likes of Facebook Snapchat and Twitter, Regardless of where we are in the world, we have our portable digital lives with us.

Everyone on occasion will ask other people what they think of me.Even I am guilty of asking other people of what they think of me. It’s Second nature to ask my boyfriend how do I look? or am I behaving correctly?

It’s Purely ok to be like this but our social media usage has amplified this and is now beginning to start causing problems. Social Media is making us all insecure and worrisome about every aspect of our lives.

It’s Unbelievable the lengths that people go to, in the past two weeks on both Snapchat and Facebook I have had people send me links to a Sarahah page asking to review them.

I looked onto the page and it was asking some very personal questions, asking about the appearance of the person and I just gave up and logged out.

I was genuinely worried about the person, I Spent hours thinking of why someone would be so worked about what everyone else thinks?

Why are we going against everything we have been told from a young age? we were always told to not care about what others think and focus on yourself. That As long as you were happy with who you were then nothing else matters.

It’s the attitude I have every day, I go out the house dressed in tracksuits and a vest and I don’t care what others think to about it.

Why are we always stressing about our outfits and what others think of them? I don’t get on a bus wearing chinos and a dress shirt and think “Oh what does this person think about my outfit” or “what will facebook say?”

My Point is that social media makes us feel insecure, that what we wear is the only thing people judge us on. When really we can’t judge a book by its cover but rather the content inside.

This was IMO by Jordan Dodds For Journaling Thoughts

Author: Jordan Dodds

Lead Author and Owner of Journaling Thoughts, Journalism Student at Sunderland University follow on twitter @its_jordandodds