Social media has become an integral part of our lives. It’s hard to imagine that something which is still a relatively new thing (really only a little over a decade old) has essentially become the main way for people to communicate, connect and share content in a digital way. It has also become a place for people to vent about their lives and sometimes inadvertently lose out on career opportunities or alienate themselves because of what they’ve said, shared, liked or followed.
An example of the latter occurred recently when a soap opera actress decided to share a photo of her getting a dental mold done on her front yard. The photo sparked immediate controversy; people were mainly upset at the fact that a dental procedure was being conducted outdoors and not in a safe and clean medical environment.
It was later proved that the procedure that was being done was completely legal and that other celebrities have used the same person to get dental molds done for them. The question to ask next though is, was the actress wrong for getting the procedure done outdoors, putting the photo on social media which she undoubtedly knew would cause controversy, or both?
The moral of the story is to always be careful what you post on social media and be even more careful with the medical or dental practitioner you choose. Always make sure that they are certified and practice all of their procedures the right way and in the right environment.