Popularity culture is on the rise since the inception of TikTok, uploading a 60-sec clip can lift you from zero to a hundred in no time. We have seen youngsters attempting all kinds of life-threatening stunts to get fame and popularity. Recently, a TikTok setting a forest on fire without realizing its implications speaks a lot about the trends being set by social media stars for teenagers who are in the ideal phase of life.

Dananeer Mobeen, a content creator, shot to fame in February 2021 after a video that she posted on her Instagram account went viral. An Indian artist turned her viral video into a peppy song and that’s how her journey began. Recently, she was seen on the panel of SZABIST university as a motivational speaker who, according to people, hasn’t done anything remarkable to qualify as a motivational speaker.

Dananeer Mobeen as a motivational speaker or a young Urdu poet who committed suicide

Netizens remain divided on their views about SZABIST inviting Dananeer as a motivational speaker. Some said that the people who deserve mention are committing suicide – referring to an Urdu poet who committed suicide – while a girl shooting a 60-sec viral clip is getting all the ‘undeserved’ fame. Here are some of the reactions from netizens about Dananeer being invited as a motivational speaker:

Read more: Ghazi, Rahul, and a lost wallet: A story that reunited India and Pakistan

The psychological impact of social media

Multiple studies have found a strong link between heavy social media usage with an increased risk for depression and anxiety. Part of the reason social media makes people feel socially isolated is the comparison factor. One study looked at how we make comparisons to others that is, feeling that we’re either better or worse off which made people feel worse and psychologically sick. We fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others as we scroll through our feeds and judge how we measure up that forces people to attempt dangerous stunts.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here