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This month, we explore and define what identity means in this age of the internet and social media. Here’s three fantastic pieces on social media and its effect on our identity that we genuinely think you’d benefit from.
Simply click on the titles, take your time and savor them.
“All the world’s a stage; and all the men and women merely players.”—William Shakespeare. Social media is a stage—one where we act out the identities we wish people around us to see.
Apparently, Facebook could make you feel discontented with your life. Researchers from two German universities surveyed 600 students regarding their feelings after using Facebook. More than one-third of the respondents feel worse after visiting friends’ pages. They cited predominantly negative feelings of anger, exhaustion, frustration, and irritation. Thirty percent considered envy as the main source for these feelings. So where does this feeling of envy come from?
A while ago, I was online chatting with an old college friend who suddenly sent me a message saying that I have “a beautiful life.” While I am truly grateful to the Lord for what He has blessed me with, and where He has brought me from, I was sincerely humbled by my friend’s compliment. His statement left me wondering: What made him say that my life is beautiful?