Social media I believe is a cause of my low self-esteem. People tend to post to show others how great their life is. Celebrities post very frequently, and it gives others the impression that their life is better than others. People are aware that social media has a huge influence on the youth and adults. In fact, it seems that the only people not affected by social media are babies. I find that on Instagram I follow accounts that I do not really care about. This year is going to be my second year at college, and I still follow people from high school. Now, how important is it for me to know what is going on with the person I talked to twice during high school? Not very. I also followed celebrities, and I found myself not liking it. Now it comes to a point where I only scroll to see the "you're all caught up" sign. I tap through stories just to clear them from my feed. What did I do yesterday? I disabled my Instagram account, and I made a new one, but the only accounts I follow are meme accounts, Buzzfeed accounts, and my girlfriend's account. That's it. My following count went from 200 something down to around 30. As a result, I don't feel obligated to scroll through Instagram. I look when I can. Snapchat? That's different. I unfriended everyone from high school (except for 2 or 3). My story feed has diminished significantly. Overall, I hope that I do not have to enable my old Instagram account. I hope that giving up a big part of my social media life will allow me to open my eyes and see the world outside of a screen. I hope that my esteem will be greater in the near future, and I will learn how to love myself the way I loved myself in the past.