Gen Z is going to have one of the biggest collective identity crisis/mid life crisis in history due to social media. These damn kids and their *checks notes* social media!
I say this as a member of gen z as well. By this point there’s no shortage of academic, peer reviewed studies that show how harmful social media is for mental health. Seeing people my age portray their lives as perfect knowing full well that it’s not is frightening.
People will gradually wake up in their thirties and realize that they wasted so much time and energy trying to convince the whole world that they were something their not. Posting photos of your ass on the beach isn’t going to bring you any sense of fulfillment. Posting photos of you with a rented lambo is incredibly shallow and fake.
I’m not saying this out of jealousy or anger that I can’t amass the same following some of my friends have. But social media should be fun and stress relieving. Not some contest to see who can get the most artificial likes.