The consumption of a teenager’s life
Nearly all of us can relate
Picking up our phones hundreds of times a day
Right when you wake up, at school, in the bathroom, while you eat
It’s second-nature, we bring our phones everywhere
Little glowing box always in our hands
Time gets away so fast
Multiple hours feel like seconds
Getting caught on a YouTube tangent; clicking on video after video
Suddenly we are up all night, it’s social media’s fault
Regretting it in the morning; the impossible task of rolling out of bed
Concentration is impossible when the phone is around
Once we hear that little vibrate or ding of a notification, there is only one thing to do
We are obliged to check on it
Curiosity controls our lives, what is it this time?
What comes after looking at that alert?
Are you going to respond to that text or snapchat?
Are you going look at that instagram post you were tagged in?
Questions swarm into your brain. How do I respond? Do I respond?
Is this person going to respond fast enough? What are they going to say next?
Instagram is thought to be the greatest judge of a person apparently
Scrolling past pictures of selfies, friends, food; everything under the sun
Although many don’t read the entire caption, according to most, it’s the deciding factor of a post
What’s going to be my caption? Everyone has asked that question at least once
The picture itself is what people see
This is how they judge you, one swipe through your feed is you
Definition of your entire life
Our culture is obsessed
Social media has hypnotized our world
To the point that our accounts are our life
Doesn’t a picture tell a thousand words?
Or is there another story behind that picture?