3. Social media causes your happiness to be too dependent on others.
Using social media is dangerous because you can easily get trapped in the mindset of seeking validation from others.
Your happiness should primarily depend on whether or not you enjoy a certain situation and not what others think.
For example, if you go out for dinner and eat an amazing meal, you should feel happy because it tasted great and not because you got over 100 likes on your photo of it.
Unfortunately, many people who use social media too much get accustomed to receiving this kind of attention, and it becomes almost like an addiction they need to satisfy.
While it's a nice feeling to think people are paying attention to what you are doing, it is important to question how much it really matters.
Should you really care if someone you haven't talked to in several years likes your newest profile picture?
Happiness should mainly come from within, and you should only really care about sharing your experiences with those closest to you.