If anyone is interested the gist was that just reading your feed can be depressing, seeing your friends and family do all kinds of fun things, but that actually interacting with other people on the site can bring about happiness.
@Dragoon0106, That makes sense
@Dragoon0106, the problem is people tend to gravitate to the dark side of things
@Dragoon0106, when I was in middle school I had that problem. I saw people getting out and doing things and I was the only one who wasn't doing anything (because I didn't have any good friends). I stopped caring after I made good friends so they are pretty right
Isn't that like arguing the best thing for alcoholism is alcohol because it'll take care of the withdraw symptoms?
@voided sanity, the cure for diarrhea is more Taco Bell
@tampon theif, the only cure for insomnia is to stay up later
@voided sanity, I think it’s more like. “Drinking alone is depressing but drinking with friends makes people happy.” It still seems like bollocks because it’s the interacting with friends that makes us happy not the drinking or Facebook.
@Dragoon0106, eh I see drinking like lubricant. Makes everything go a bit soother for good or ill
@voided sanity, and I mean maybe Facebook can too. It definitely makes keeping up with friends easier but it doesn’t seem to actually make anyone happier. I don’t know I don’t drink too much so maybe I’m missing something.
It's a paradox
That word. I do not think it means what you think it means
I feel like that's saying, hey the beer made me drunk, and the best way to solve this is to drink some vodka.
Someone in my psyc program did her whole research project on the effects of social media on mental health- it's also an issue of not feeling connected, not being able to reach out and get that whole social interaction and support you get from face to face. You have so many online friends and yet you are completely alone. AHHHH SADNESS, DEPRESSION!! I THOUGHT THIS SITE WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE FUNNY SH!T D':