Do not let Social Media Depression Affect You – Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli

Today there are psychologists, scientists, behavioral experts are discussing this, They say what is the point of social media? Many would argue one of the reason social media became ahead, is the fact that people wish to present themselves positively before others yes

They wish to continuously attain admiration and recognition They are seeking and craving and yearning attention They say the currency for social media sites like Facebook is attention yes Many people what do they want? They want more likes, more shares, more retweets, more hitsI It's something that brings them this happiness

So what do they do is they often post positive what aspects of their life to the people Don't they? yes I've just checked in at the Washington Dulles Airport, I'm on my way to for instance what I'm on my way to Ziyarah They would say or checked in a very famous restaurant They want others to see, that they've got a very nice lifestyle Or at least some people want to do that others may have a sincere intention

Yet the problem is What the problem is it leaves further and further As we are told today and studies have shown to depression, to Envy, to the feelings of hatred and harbors animosity sometimes yes This is something that we have to understand

Especially when it comes to husband and wife And what they do, Let me give you a number of examples We are told that for example just imagine you've had a really difficult day at work, yes, you've had to deal with all kinds of problems Mow you're returning back home and there is traffic you're stuck in traffic You are tired you are you know nearly falling asleep

Now you log on to your Facebook what do you find on Facebook? A friend has put, "Feeling blessed I've been told that I have attained a pay rise, and I'm now on my way to the airport to go to vacation in Dubai, and in the middle I will stop in Karbala Alhamdulillah! "smiley emoticon" Yes? Imagine you look at this and you think and why is it not happening to me? Why? What's wrong with me? This man or this woman is cruising in life why is it that I'm not getting any of this? All that I'm getting is what? Is negativity What happens is people begin to compare themselves to others Especially husband and wife

Because sometimes people think the grass is greener on the other side The idea that exists is that people feed on this attention So all we want to do is present a good image of themselves Have you ever seen a post on Facebook by the way, where someone posts, "I have had a normal day, just wanted to mention it" Have you had this? Of-course not! Nobody would come and say this

They would not necessarily get the likes Or if they do, People comment: Are you okay? and In other words What? In other words there is a danger, By spreading this we are increasing the envy that exists Within what? Within the hearts of many we have today complaints by what husbands and wives About the other

When the wife would come to the husband and say, "Why are we not going to vacation? to Barbados Because my friend is doing it" Yes? I can show you and the husband will say to the wife, "Why are you not cooking for me a certain type of curry Why are you not and both of this is Because of what they can see on their friends profile, on their posts What others are doing

So it increases tension It increases fragmentation and the idea becomes that people become slowly and slowly more depressed Today studies have shown this In the University of Missouri Scientists there are 700 Facebook users (to test) People who are often on Facebook

About their experiences And the results present something which is not surprising That those who spend more time on Facebook were inclined to have to go through depressive States More than those who spend less time of course Because all you see is what others have, and you do not have, and you want to compare yourself with what with others

There is a very important direction within the school of Ahlel Bayt and the Prophet and the Ahlel Bayt have come forward and said keep your life to yourself In other words there is this idea of secrecy Not necessarily disclosing everything for everyone to know Meaning what? Meaning that there is a need for us to understand the repercussions of what we post Every time we put something, and we tweet something, and we said something, will be asked and held accountable by Allah (s

wt) Its a very important realization, isn't it?


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