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Whilst most people around me seemed to get Instagram pretty young in maybe year 7 or year 8 I was pretty late to jump on the bandwagon and it wasn’t until late year 10 that I decided to download it. However after much deliberation I’ve finally made the plunge today and deleted my account for good. Whilst there’s parts of Instagram I like-being able to stay in touch with friends and family and almost turn your Instagram into a scrapbook which doesn’t damage over time like physical pictures the bad was starting to outweigh these good parts. I found myself basing my entire life around what would look good for my Instagram and whilst for a while I thought I was capturing memories by posting them I was actually spending so long trying to take perfect pictures that I ended up living through a screen and in fact not experiencing anything. The way I started to think had started to become damaging for my mental health, the beauty standards set out seemed impossible for me to reach and with a history of an eating disorder it wasn’t doing me any good. I hate the way people edit their photos to be perceived in a certain way which just sets such unrealistic standards for so many people, but I can’t say I’m not guilty of editing my photos either-There’s so much pressure to look like you’re living a perfect life it’s honestly tiring. The way in which I’d try to time my post so I’d get the most likes and then start to worry if the likes hadn’t exceeded a certain number an hour in was just becoming unhealthy.

Although I’ll miss parts of Instagram I’ve just decided it’s making me miserable and setting out standards which tbh are ridiculous and I’m really not living my life if my Instagram appearance is my greatest concern. Anyone else feel this way?!
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To answer your question, no I don't have Instagram. It also has nothing to do with the people who use the app. I just prefer not to have it or use the platform.
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(Original post by anaindiemood)
Whilst most people around me seemed to get Instagram pretty young in maybe year 7 or year 8 I was pretty late to jump on the bandwagon and it wasn’t until late year 10 that I decided to download it. However after much deliberation I’ve finally made the plunge today and deleted my account for good. Whilst there’s parts of Instagram I like-being able to stay in touch with friends and family and almost turn your Instagram into a scrapbook which doesn’t damage over time like physical pictures the bad was starting to outweigh these good parts. I found myself basing my entire life around what would look good for my Instagram and whilst for a while I thought I was capturing memories by posting them I was actually spending so long trying to take perfect pictures that I ended up living through a screen and in fact not experiencing anything. The way I started to think had started to become damaging for my mental health, the beauty standards set out seemed impossible for me to reach and with a history of an eating disorder it wasn’t doing me any good. I hate the way people edit their photos to be perceived in a certain way which just sets such unrealistic standards for so many people, but I can’t say I’m not guilty of editing my photos either-There’s so much pressure to look like you’re living a perfect life it’s honestly tiring. The way in which I’d try to time my post so I’d get the most likes and then start to worry if the likes hadn’t exceeded a certain number an hour in was just becoming unhealthy.

Although I’ll miss parts of Instagram I’ve just decided it’s making me miserable and setting out standards which tbh are ridiculous and I’m really not living my life in my appearance on Instagram is my greatest concern. Anyone else feel this way?!
I don’t have instagram, snapchat or ticktoc ( I can’t spell it oml 😂)and I’m just chilling fine 😜
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I have it but only use it for group chats and messages
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I don’t have any social media either.


I feel like TSR is somewhat close to social media so do I count that?
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I don't have it.
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I don’t have any social media either.


I feel like TSR is somewhat close to social media so do I count that?
I mean TSR is social so close enough!!😛
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I don’t have instagram, snapchat or ticktoc ( I can’t spell it oml 😂)and I’m just chilling fine 😜
Woohooo🙌🏼😂
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i have never had social media

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I don’t have insta, honestly feel like I’m the only one without it haha
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I have it but use it so little I might aswell not have it. Its mainly for convenience for when I want to look at something and it requires to be logged in. I actually just hate the culture on there but now and then if you need to access a page to a company or something its useful.
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I don't have insta because I don't want to..
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I don't have any social media other than this and youtube. Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter etc make me cringe and are just plain boring.
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I dont have Instagram.

OP, I think you should delete it if you dont want it. Or just have an account for messaging and scrolling through other's accounts if you dont want to post anything.
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I have it but use it so little I might aswell not have it. Its mainly for convenience for when I want to look at something and it requires to be logged in. I actually just hate the culture on there but now and then if you need to access a page to a company or something its useful.
Yeah I agree! I’m just really not a fan of the way it’s become...however it still has a ton of uses so definitely no harm having an account!
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Whilst most people around me seemed to get Instagram pretty young in maybe year 7 or year 8 I was pretty late to jump on the bandwagon and it wasn’t until late year 10 that I decided to download it. However after much deliberation I’ve finally made the plunge today and deleted my account for good. Whilst there’s parts of Instagram I like-being able to stay in touch with friends and family and almost turn your Instagram into a scrapbook which doesn’t damage over time like physical pictures the bad was starting to outweigh these good parts. I found myself basing my entire life around what would look good for my Instagram and whilst for a while I thought I was capturing memories by posting them I was actually spending so long trying to take perfect pictures that I ended up living through a screen and in fact not experiencing anything. The way I started to think had started to become damaging for my mental health, the beauty standards set out seemed impossible for me to reach and with a history of an eating disorder it wasn’t doing me any good. I hate the way people edit their photos to be perceived in a certain way which just sets such unrealistic standards for so many people, but I can’t say I’m not guilty of editing my photos either-There’s so much pressure to look like you’re living a perfect life it’s honestly tiring. The way in which I’d try to time my post so I’d get the most likes and then start to worry if the likes hadn’t exceeded a certain number an hour in was just becoming unhealthy.

Although I’ll miss parts of Instagram I’ve just decided it’s making me miserable and setting out standards which tbh are ridiculous and I’m really not living my life if my Instagram appearance is my greatest concern. Anyone else feel this way?!
I don't have Instagram because Facebook owns whats-app.
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I dont have a phone lol and I'm 17
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deleted my socials around march/april ish
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I dont have a phone lol and I'm 17
Nothing wrong with that!
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(Original post by anaindiemood)
Whilst most people around me seemed to get Instagram pretty young in maybe year 7 or year 8 I was pretty late to jump on the bandwagon and it wasn’t until late year 10 that I decided to download it. However after much deliberation I’ve finally made the plunge today and deleted my account for good. Whilst there’s parts of Instagram I like-being able to stay in touch with friends and family and almost turn your Instagram into a scrapbook which doesn’t damage over time like physical pictures the bad was starting to outweigh these good parts. I found myself basing my entire life around what would look good for my Instagram and whilst for a while I thought I was capturing memories by posting them I was actually spending so long trying to take perfect pictures that I ended up living through a screen and in fact not experiencing anything. The way I started to think had started to become damaging for my mental health, the beauty standards set out seemed impossible for me to reach and with a history of an eating disorder it wasn’t doing me any good. I hate the way people edit their photos to be perceived in a certain way which just sets such unrealistic standards for so many people, but I can’t say I’m not guilty of editing my photos either-There’s so much pressure to look like you’re living a perfect life it’s honestly tiring. The way in which I’d try to time my post so I’d get the most likes and then start to worry if the likes hadn’t exceeded a certain number an hour in was just becoming unhealthy.

Although I’ll miss parts of Instagram I’ve just decided it’s making me miserable and setting out standards which tbh are ridiculous and I’m really not living my life if my Instagram appearance is my greatest concern. Anyone else feel this way?!
i just use whatsapp to keep in touch with people from school and family
no stress
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