Social Media Addiction vs Cigarettes
According to the new study held recently social media such as Facebook, Twitter or another social network scheme is more addictive than cigarettes.
Can it be called "an illness"? It depends upon the passion level. The most important thing perhaps in any activity type is the ability to control the level of emotions. If they overshot it becomes already abnormal.
The study was held by Chicago University's Booth Business School. The quantity of participants in the experiment comprised 205 people aged from 18 to 25. They were asked during a week seven times per day about the strongest desires they felt. It's curious to remark that cigarettes and alcohol were not as strong as the desire to check in on a certain social network like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The results of the study do not seem encouraging. It turns out that the communication in certain social networks seem for many people more important than real communication or other activities like going in for sport for instance. It's evident that the last activity bears much more useful than social networks. And it's quite reasonable as sitting the whole day long in a certain net chat a person misses necessary movements which is harmful for human body.
There are lots of talks that cigarettes also do not contribute to a healthy lifestyle. However the study shows that smoking is less more addictive than the passion for social networks. And therefore it can be easier controlled. In fact there are few things hat can not be controlled by a human being. Cigarettes and social media are two directions of modern world which have become already a part of life of every person. The main thing is to find a 'happy medium'.