How To Be Happy
Once upon a time, I came across an elderly woman who was walking with a heavy load. Being the kind-hearted person that I am, I offered to assist her with her belongings and accompanied her to the train station.
After we arrived at the station, the old lady expressed her gratitude with a heartfelt "thank you" before boarding the elevator. This act of appreciation made my day all the more special and reminded me that happiness can stem from receiving expressions of gratitude.
Creating a place to be happy
At weCall, we strongly believe in the power of friendship and giving.
By being kind and generous, you not only make someone else's day but also enrich your own.
weCall encourages users to spread positivity by sharing their acts of kindness and inspiring others to do the same
. So go ahead, make someone's day and experience the joy of giving!
Social media and mental health
One of the biggest problems with social media is that it can create a distorted view of reality. People tend to present only their best selves on social media, highlighting their successes and downplaying their struggles. This can create unrealistic expectations and lead to feelings of inadequacy or anxiety.
And another issue with social media is that it can be addictive.
The constant stream of notifications, likes, and messages can create a sense of urgency and a need for constant validation. This can make it difficult to disconnect and can lead to anxiety and stress.
Tiktok and mental health
Tiktok and depression
According to a Southwest University study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, tiktok use promotes increased depression and anxiety, resulting in a working The study suggested that tiktok use may have an impact on memory.
There has been debate about smartphones and their impact on working memory, particularly with regard to ADHD. In fact, under the name Digital Dementia, smartphones and social media use have been largely linked. The current study suggests that problematic smartphone use may actually weaken working memory.
Furthermore, the researchers believe that this working memory deficit may be related to depression and anxiety, which are on the rise among avid social media users. Notably, a number of studies suggest that depression and anxiety affect working memory capacity.
*"The survey was distributed to 3,036 high school students. Students completed an adapted version of the Smartphone Addiction Scale, Short Version, in which "smartphone" was replaced by "TikTok." This was used as an indicator of TikTok Use Disorder (TTUD) and addressed factors such as interference with daily life and withdrawal. Students also measured depression, anxiety, and stress.
Next, students engaged in forward and backward digit span tests to assess verbal working memory. These tests assessed the ability to recall a sequence of digits presented on a screen and repeat them in the same or reverse order.
Across the sample, students who scored higher on the TikTok Use Disorder performed worse on both the forward and backward digit span tests, suggesting a decline in working memory capacity in students with a tendency to rely on TikTok. These students also had higher depression, anxiety, and stress scores.
As hypothesized by the researchers, depression, anxiety, and stress appear to at least partially explain why problematic use of TikTok was associated with lower working memory. Depression and anxiety partially mediated the effects between TTUD and forward digit span memory performance. Depression, anxiety, and stress partially mediated the effects between TTUD and backward digit span memory performance."*
Fake information on Tiktok is harmful to your mental health
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of teenagers with psychiatric disorders such as Tourette's syndrome, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, which are rare among teenagers. One commonality among teens who see psychologists is that they are consuming mental health content on TikTok and may be suffering from incorrect self-diagnosis of mental illness.
While mental health awareness is surely a good thing, well-meaning influencers are inadvertently harming young, impressionable viewers, many of whom seem to be incorrectly self-diagnosing with disorders or suddenly manifesting symptoms because they are now aware of them.
SnapChat and Instagram are the worst for mental health
Earlier this year, RSPH/YHM conducted a survey of nearly 1,500 young people (ages 14-24) in the UK. The survey asked them to score each of the social media platforms they use and how they impact their health and wellbeing.
The results showed that Snapchat and Instagram were the worst for youth mental health.
The survey found that SnapChat and Instagram cause Body Image issues, bullying issues, and sleep problems.
SnapChat and Instagram causes the worst dysphoria
of 481 college students, the study suggests that as people spend more time looking at selfies, they may become more dissatisfied with their faces. Furthermore, the more time spent looking at selfies (and checking their likes and comments), people may compare themselves more with others. This may lead to even more self-criticism.
Instagram and Snapchat only amplifies this pressure. The images you see do not accurately and realistically portray who people really are. However, in addition to applying filters and editing to selfies, people can also post only images that reflect their "best" selves, not "true" selves.
Social media for getting causes problems
Some of influencers have good intentions to spread mental health awareness, but not all are good. Some of them take advantage of the fake news to get more likes and followers. That is because they need to get followers to be influencers.
Current attention economy is not perfect and that causes the problems of mental health issues among teens.
Social media should be for giving
Current social media is designed to only get from you, not giving you. Those social media amplify your mental health issues.
How to make social media for giving
Why do people not care about giving on social media? Social media nowadays is about competitions for getting followers and likes. To get more followers, you are forced to create "cool" contents which are not authentic, and that is because the algorithm on social media is about popularity. The more likes and followers you get on social media, the more followers you get. This will lead you to post something different from the reality you face, which is to get likes from others or to get the algorithm's attention.
Use communication app instead of social media
As such, we are proud to introduce weCall, a revolutionary platform designed to foster genuine connections and cherish the beauty of friendship.
Our new green screen call feature allows you to transcend distance and experience the joy of togetherness, no matter where you may be.
Not for followers and likes but for friends
With this innovative feature, it's as if you have been transported to another place entirely, with the ability to customize your background and share the beauty of your surroundings.
Rather than focusing on superficial metrics such as followers and likes, weCall is dedicated to creating a space where friendships can truly thrive.
Whether you want to create TikTok content with your best friends, catch up on each other's lives, or relive cherished memories together, weCall is the perfect platform for fostering deeper connections and strengthening your bonds of friendship.
You can relive your favorite memories with friends from the comfort of your own home, no matter how far apart you may be by using weCall.
Just call your friends, reconnect with them, and reminisce about cherished memories by using weCall to catch up and share stories from your past by uploading some of old pics as background.
Create new memories
Create new memories with friends by using the green screen call feature to explore new places and experience new adventures together, even when you're miles away.
Giving is caring
How to buy happiness
According to the psychologist Michael Norton, you can buy happiness. By their research, giving money to someone else was found to increase happiness more than spending money on oneself.
UBC researchers handed envelopes filled with money to students on campus. Recipients were told to spend $5 or $20 that day, either for themselves, someone else, or to donate the money to charity.
The result was that, again, it didn't matter how much money they spent, it mattered who they spent it on. Whether it was $5 or $20, the results showed that people were happier when they spent money on others, regardless of the amount.
Gratitude is the key
Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough, co-directors of the Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, have found that when college students are taught to "count and appreciate their blessings," they exercise more, are more optimistic, and feel better about life They have found that college students who are taught to "count and appreciate their blessings" become more athletic, more optimistic, and feel better about life as a whole. A recent study led by Nathaniel Lambert of Florida State University found that expressing gratitude to a close friend or romantic partner strengthens one's sense of connection with that person.
Start giving together with weCall
weCall is about friendship. Rather than fixating on metrics such as followers and likes, our platform encourages users to prioritize the act of giving and cherishing the moment with friends.
So if you're interested in making a positive impact and creating meaningful connections with your friends, weCall is the perfect platform for you.
Join us today and experience the joy of giving back to your community.