Social media could be considered a sharp double-edged sword with both positives and cons. When broken down to the simple state however, social media encourages a superficialness in society that is dependent on what others think. It leaves little encouragement for freedom to express oneself truly without fear of emotional damage or social scorn. Social media usage can also have devastating health effects, ranging from obesity and poor eyesight, to back problems due to constant or improper use. It is to be used with care, and should not be held on a positive note. There are too many damaging consequences that can come with irresponsible social media usage in today’s society, and it is something that the current generation of users can't afford to ignore.