Instagram Bad for Mental Health

I don’t have FB and up until yesterday I decided that Instagram just wasn’t for me. I barely used it and when I did it was filled with toxicity and overwhelming negativity. I love books, I’m a bookworm for LIFE which is why I opened an account in the first place. Nonetheless, even books accounts began to turn me off and Yes started to make me feel depressed. I mainly posted about books that I love and/or plan to read but when I saw that most books accounts I was following  or wanted to follow me were more about the people showing of their “sexy” feet, face or clothes rather than showing the book and talking about the book itself I began to dislike it. Few of the accounts I followed were actually about “books”, they were mainly about how the account owner wanted to show her or his “hotness” by using a book cover, rarely did they give content on the book they used. The Few Accounts Like mine that actually discussed the books and ONLY showed the book cover  had few followers, I kept loosing followers so I closed it. I know it is a Stupid reason but I got tired of it. This Social Network is Mainly For the  Narcissist.  I have a JOB, a REAL LIFE that doesn’t allow me to post fancy pictures and have my books arrange in a fancy way surrounded by perfectly manicure feet or hands or the use of expensive China. Pardon if my simple post of a book cover and a lengthy review of it is not to your liking Instagram Followers.

Another reason is a fandom I use belong to (never mind which one).  It started out as fun, as an escaped from real life once in a while but it quickly turned so TOXIC and PUTRID I left it if I wanted to keep my sanity and well being (what’s left of it). It made me so depressed and it makes me feel a bit ashamed to say I got quite emotionally involved. The cast members (mostly the leads) started themselves creating Ridiculous Drama within the fandom. To make matters worse The Majority of the Fans Are Annoying, Vindictive, Negative and Overly Toxic themselves, and to my surprise it includes plenty of older adults. I am So TURNED OFF by its OVER HYPED, OVER THE TOP Leads and Toxic Fandom that I Have decided not to Watch its New Season and give it up for good.

To Back up My claim I found two articles that proves How Instagram rated as The Worst Social Media Network.  This one was made by the Prestigious United Kingdom’s Royal Society for Public Health.  Another gives 13 reasons why IG is bad for mental health.




I agree with this blogger; “It can also increase the feeling of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) , and it paints a very superficial & curated version of someone’s life.  Note to all: Instagram is NOT real life. People go to the greatest lengths to take the perfect picture.”




4 thoughts on “Instagram Bad for Mental Health

    1. Absolutely true. Once I asked a woman about the book she used to SHOW OFF her “perfectly” Manicure hands . She reply she didn’t know just the cover was “aesthetically” pleasing to her followers. Pardon my french but I was like WTF! Why use a book which you don’t even know what it is about just to show off your hands. I’ve grown to Hate Instagram.

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      1. That is really stupid! I don’t have Facebook, but I do use IG. Not for my blog however, and I have made ‘friends’ on IG, but it’s really easy to get annoyed too. I have learned to unfollow 😄

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