Do we really see other peoples true selves, true lives on a day-to-day? I do agree that social media allows us to more easily see extremes of highlights, like vacations or luxuries like concerts/expensive food. But on the daily I think that we as a society do not inherently show or tell others about what is really going on with our lives, sometimes not even close friends. Mental illnesses STILL carry a lot of stigma today, and while we can start to combat it with social media I think a lot of work needs to be done in the REAL world to allow space for difficult conversations to happen and for un-biased/non-judgement responses to be the norm.
Great piece on the real life struggles associated with the online world.