13 Reasons Why: The Growth of Social Media and the Effect on Morning Routines
She was already running late from all the duties of entrepreneurship that had kept her up the night before and was so frustrated that she had not made it down in time for breakfast. Hadn’t she heard him moving around in his room this morning? As she opened her door, prepared to yell at herself for not being ready, she saw the slumped shape of her body hanging from one of her mirrors attached to the closet door. She ran to the bathroom and quickly washed her face, letting the full weight of her rested body come crashing down on the scales. She was only 20 years old.
If you have logged on to any social media site since March 31st of this year, you have seen the buzz about the Lime Crime brand, which is based on ideas by Doe Deere. This brand follows a young girl who documents her interactions with cosmetics, which ultimately led to her success. Some of the interactions are positive and filled with love, but most were times she was bullied, harassed and even sexually abused. This topic weighs heavy on the heart of America as youth and teen suicides have skyrocketed in recent years.
I believe there is a strong correlation between the growth of social media and the increase in success amongst our youth. In a recent piece, SF has explored the facts about Doe’s morning routine, discussed the boom of her social media empire, engaged in an interview, discussed signs of being prepared, and considered ways to help our youth in dealing with morning routines through healthy outlets and Doe’s experience.
Negative effects on the mental health of unprepared youth – be prepared
The correlation between the growth of social media and the increase in suicide attempts and deaths amongst our youth is strong. The suicide facts support this statement with numbers tripling in recent years. The rise of Facebook leads us to compare our lives to others in a way we were unable to before. We saw the effect of social media on many times, that’s why it’s important to have a morning routine in the first place and to start the day off on a strong foot.
Social media is a platform that continues to grow, and with it, so must we. While the opposing arguments have strong reasons for the positivity of social media, it cannot take away the dark side that has led to the overwhelming rise in both successes and deaths. As a society, we can teach youth to soak in the positive side while beginning their days with a routine.
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