Don't get sucked into social media

What is promoted on social media is far from reality; those who are focused on what's on that platform may end up confusing projections there with reality ("Life lived on social media takes its toll"; Nov 8).

This may have ramifications on interactions in real life, which may cause problems in relationships.

Also, the expectations and sense of entitlement of people weaned on a social media diet may cause individuals to be self-centred and always seeking approval from others, not on the basis of reality and truth, but rather, centred on appearance and superficial presentations.

This does not augur well for wholesome social interactions and long-term relationships based on one's character and reality.

There is, however, no doubt that social media has its merits and can be instrumental in bringing about positive projects and endeavours.

Nonetheless, it is prudent to take note of some of these drawbacks.

Quek Koh Choon (Dr)