Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey and Comedian Jimmy Fowlie explored gay people and social media in the latest episode of their call-in show INTO, answering viewers questions about how much is too much to share and online “stalking” or becoming obsessed with other people’s social media profiles.
“There’s this really great quote that goes ‘don’t compare your behind the scenes to everybody else’s highlight real’ and [so with social media] we’re looking at everybody’s highlight reels, and so it really lends itself to this fantasy…if you start indulging in that that’s not going to be something that gives you a greater sense of fulfillment. It’s like empty calories. It’s only good so long as you’re in it and then it’s pulling you away from opportunities otherwise to connect with other people….It’s actually safer to be in that world because we’re not having to take any emotional risk.”
Watch a couple clips and the full episode below:
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