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Is Social Media the Cause for Infidelity?

The topic of social media has been a serious debate among millennial's. It's something we can't really avoid.

Social media is not only used for people to keep in touch with and let others know what we are doing at EVERY second of the day, but its become many millennial's source of news, online shopping, dictionary, library, and so forth. Pretty much social media has become the epicenter of life today.

I've lost count how many times I, and others, have blamed social media for infidelity. Now now, before you roll your eyes at this topic, just hear me out.

The "art" of cheating/infidelity has been around since the Earth was created. If you don't believe me, read the Bible. You'll see for yourself.

However, cheating back then vs now has one major difference and that is the accessibility of doing it.

In the beginning of time, in order for a human to actively cheat, you had to seek out the person first by engaging in an actual conversation, putting effort to get to know them, and then actually act it out. I'm referencing the Adam and Eve days to help paint of picture of simple civilization.

Then, at an alarming pace, human exploration became easier with the use of animals as transportation, then boats, then cars, and now planes. All of these things were in place BEFORE cell phones.

Fast forward a few decades and we are now in an era of cell phones being glued to our hands, and social media being more important than our own lives. How many times have you checked social media before praying? Before checking on your family? Your spouse? Your kids? Before sending a "Good Morning" text to someone? Before even eating breakfast?

I have! Guilty as all charge.

Knowing that cheating has been around since the beginning of time is one fact. However, as I've grown into my adult years and single handily witnessed technology take over the world, doesn't it seem logical to blame social media as a huge factor to the rise of infidelity in the world?

I've been a victim to finding out I was cheated on through social media. Literally. Every. Time.