What do Facebook and a Korean prison have in common?
Well, during the Korean War there was a prison famous for breaking the spirits of captured prisoners.
The guards discovered that if they only let mail come to the prisoners that contained bad news – – no news that reported good events from back home, the prisoners would ultimately give up the will to live and die of their own accord.
And, several studies have found that people who spend a great deal of time on Facebook have higher levels of increased depression.
Because people present only their best and most attractive selves on Facebook living their greatest life.
This causes Facebook friends to think that their lives are actually much better than they are – – leading to what I call “exposure depression.“
Learn today how to keep your elevated opinions of others in check as you peruse social media.