09 Feb Comparing Ourselves To Others Is Making Us Depressed
How Society & The Media Contribute To Insecurity
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
— Will Rogers, American Comedian
There are many reasons why the way we live can magnify our insecurities. Mass media makes us compare ourselves to others, it increases a sense of competitiveness, “keeping up with the Joneses”, deriving our self-worth from money, status and power, the list goes on and on.
And social media is magnifying this effect.