It’s no secret that social media can have a negative impact on our lives. It seems like every day, there is a new story about someone who was wronged by something they saw on social media. In a recent interview, Ryan Kavanaugh talked about the dangers of social media and how it can be used to destroy people’s lives.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Kavanaugh blamed social media for creating a culture where some people think it’s okay to be critical and spread rumors about others. Kavanaugh went on to say that everyone has a target on their back and you have to live your life in a way so people don’t try to shoot you down. “It’s not like it’s just about the business; it’s also about how to be a good person. It’s not easy, but you can do it.”
Social media has definitely made people more aware of themselves and the world around them. However, sometimes this awareness turns into paranoia and fear as everyone is trying to be perfect all the time. If you aren’t careful, social media can really mess with your mind. For example, people often look at pictures of models and think that they are flawless; this causes them to criticize themselves more than necessary. “Boys try to act like they don’t care about these things, but they do,” stated Ryan Kavanaugh.
It’s not unusual for people to think that they must act in a certain way in order to be successful. Kavanaugh urged young actors not only to emulate the right things, but also avoid emulating the wrong things. He went on to say, “If you imitate someone who is a bad person and it goes too far, you can get yourself into a lot of trouble.”
Social media is full of great things, but it can also be very harmful. The key to social media is knowing how to use it in a safe way that doesn’t destroy your self-esteem or make you paranoid about every move you make.