And Why Twitter Makes People Angry
“In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.” - Paulo Coelho
Yesterday Elon Musk said that Instagram makes people depressed but Twitter makes people angry, followed up with a question; “which is better?”. The perpetual and subliminal comparisons that users of Instagram unknowingly make every time they scroll are long understood to make people feel sad. Not something which is unique to the digital world; this is why I detest everything related to class, social standing, or any other rat race phenomena. Humans don’t progress (or succeed) in a linear fashion, but they compare themselves as though they do. Not only do these lenses (through which people view the world) promote self-inflected torture (think mental seppuku) but they also divide humans. To hell with those things. As Oscar Wilde would say; “be yourself, everyone else is taken”.
I am not a heavy user of Instagram but an ardent user of Twitter. I am also acutely aware of th…