Social Media Is Mental Junkfood

As I’ve referenced before, algorithms keep us unhappy. I am guilty of this as much as anyone.

The never ending cascade of worm filled toffee apple of reddit is my go to. It’s a carefully calibrated algorithm that enrages me with news of the tragedies of the world, mixed with the most beautiful scenery, food, women and inventions.

It is a beautiful lie.

All social media is at it’s best an incomplete picture of the world, and reddit is no different.

As such, it begins to erode our view of our own life if we let it. I find myself viewing people, food and situations through the lens of comparison, which is not fair to anyone, especially not myself.

Reality is dirty, dusty and uncurated, and more and more I am trying to live in that world.

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