My thoughts on Instagram

Right before I log into Instagram I get a rush of excitement in my chest: “Oh boy I’m going to get to see peoples’ pictures now!” That’s the best part.

And it’s downhill from there.

The carefully crafted photos, the more-carefully crafted captions, the “likes’, the stories, the comments that aren’t for anything–the entire fictitious atmosphere serves to dampen my mood.

Then I put my phone down, and I feel better.