My relationship with media has been complicated for quite some time. On one hand I love it- it gives me any information I want and trust me I’m a very curious person. It gave me access to sites like YouTube where I find myself watching not only comedy but also scientific videos at 3 am. I love it because thanks to media I can talk to my best friends that are living in different countries and still have contact with them. It gave me Spotify, where I listen to my favorite band while making breakfast, showering, learning and doing basically everything. But honestly sometimes media is making me feel bad about myself. I had to delete my instagram, because I always felt bad after seeing my friends having fun and going out while I was sitting by myself in darkness.  I often feel the pressure that comes from media- that I always have to do something, that if I’m just sitting there I’m a lazy piece of shit, that I have to look a certain way, dress a certain way because if I don’t conform to that standard, I’m not worth anyone’s time. That is why I always try to choose media that bring me comfort.



Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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