A much-needed article. Thanks Zulie.
When my children were small and their mother was letting them watch TV (absent in my house) I explained, “Everything you see on TV is a lie. It’s there to make money, not to tell the truth.” When social media came along I tried to explain how it was a distorting mirror, an unrealistic depiction of unreal lives. My son understood — he uses Instagram to keep in touch with his ultra-runner friends and his Krav Maga classmates and nothing else.
Social media and mass entertainment in general is nothing more than McSlop for the mind, and you are totally correct to point out that if we want to be healthy we need to avoid McSlop in all its forms. Sadly, most people seem content to self-harm through consumption of unhealthy inputs.