It isn’t the media

That makes us insecure

It’s the disapproving voice inside our own heads,

That finds affirmation in the media we consume.

When it comes to our own sense of inadequacy

Our own internal dialogue is far more

Potent than any piece of content created.

It isn’t the media that divides us.

How easy it is to blame media outlets

For the inevitable friction between us

As if humans just needed to turn off their phones

To start getting along.

Media may be powerful,

And has perhaps become the handiest tool (and weapon) of this generation,

Yet the media itself does not generate human misery-

Humans do that all by themselves

Media may be powerful,

But it’s a remarkably convenient scapegoat

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