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In today’s society, apps like Instagram and Snapchat have led to a growing interest in self appreciation or as some might say, narcissism. Narcissim by definition is an excessive interest in oneself or appearance.  However some might say it is a growing reflection of the society we live in. As technology has advanced the ways in which we communicate has changed, as well as our values and priorities. Youtube, a well known organisation, has become a platform for many to showcase their talent, their life and their beauty. While this is positive for self-expression, there has been negative side effects too, for not only younger viewers but older ones too, the desire to have a similar life and fixing ourselves upon screens can not be healthy.



The link to the video below, discusses the influence of Instagram, and his view of how narcissism has not recently materialised, while I agree with him on this point I do believe social media has enhanced the way we appreciate ourselves. The conclusion of his video summarises how to use social media in a healthy and positive way, posting content that displays your talent and what you enjoy. I can’t say I have  done justice on this complex and highly debated topic, yet it may be something to consider, if at the least how happy social media makes you and what you can do to make it more positive rather than negative.



Instagram and Narcissism - monologue by Glenn Campbell

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