We have a problem. Depending on how active your brain is, you have between 40,000 and 60,000 thoughts running through your mind on any given day. Over 70% of them are negative. This takes a massive toll on how you feel, how you love, how you act, and what you think. Trust me, I have first hand experience with these issues 🙂 . To that point, we need to be aware of the power Facebook and social media can have over us.
According to science, you need 3 positive thoughts or experiences to make up for 1 negative one. This is called “negative bias.” Facebook and other social media sites are often one of the biggest contributors to your negativity bias. It’s a fact.
According to one neuroscientist, these sites can wreck your attention span, mess up your identity, and leave you with the inability to empathise. Look, I don’t know about you, but I have enough challenges in my life without having to deal with the negative consequences of subjecting myself to too much social media. Susan Greenfield, a professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, is also extremely concerned with the personal impact of what happens to children when many of their relationships are ‘through a screen,’ because it has a major affect on their brains and can be the reason for the rise in the diagnosis of A.D.H.D and autism. She raised the alarm bells when she said [Read more…] about Facebook and Social Media Fuel Negativity