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Social Media Is Training You To Form Bad Relationships

How Can You Counteract that Training?

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Social media trains us to form poor relationships. We learn to feed our hunger for instant gratification through the likes and kudos we get on social platforms. This is due to the rationalizing process that happens in our mind: “If X number of people like my post, then that means I’m a likable person.”




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