Blogs, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Podcasts and Facebook.
There a tonne of ways to access peoples lives and see what they get up to. You might do it with people you know, strangers or people you used to know.
But I think an important question to ask when checking in on other peoples lives is why?
Why do you need to know what this person is up to, what they’re wearing, where they’re going, what they’re buying, how they’re feeling, who they’re spending time with etc.
Granted, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You might be looking at someones outfits for inspiration or maybe you’re just into fashion.
However, I think the problem lies in having access to strangers and people you used to know.
Strangers because having excessive amounts of information about people you don’t know, people that don’t know you exist and people you’ve never met can be unhealthy.
People you used to know because there’s a reason people leave your life and you’re meant to let them go, not hang on by a technological thread (no matter how tempting it gets).
Yes, you have easy access to tonnes of people and it can be a pretty amazing.
But more isn’t always better, sometimes it’s best to just leave it alone.