Both Brave New World and “Social Media Addiction” is about how independent thought is Limited because of addictions. These addictions make it harder for people to express their feelings and than they don’t deal with their feelings. In Brave New World the addiction is to Soma. Everyone there takes a “happy pill”, called soma. The government is in control of everyone’s independent thoughts and their freedom is just an illusion. Soma takes away all emotions so everyone feels nothing. In today’s society some moms are addicted to Facebook, stated in the article it says “You can use Facebook in order to forget about personal problems.” Social media has gotten huge over the past few years and almost everyone has some sort of social media. It’s a addiction some may say, and so is the pill soma. Social media can take away emotion, you may act like someway over online but in reality your very sad about how everything is going. Social media and soma is a comfort zone. In Brave New World Soma is controlling everyone’s emotion, the government forces it on people to take so they have power over them. Now for social media it’s your choice, no one is forcing you to go on it. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that you can get peer pressured into it and it’s super addictive. In Brave New World sometimes it’s peer pressured "Take it," insisted Henry Foster, "take it." pg 54. On Page 54 Henry Foster is forcing some people to take soma because its in government control. Maybe it's a good thing that The people of future London don't have emotion and are addicted to soma like how moms can be addicted to Facebook. Some people like to use this stuff as a comfort zone and it might be the only thing they will ever know. They might not know how else to deal with feelings of being stressed or sad. Going through your Facebook feed might be away of dealing with your sadness with comparing it to other people's feelings. In Brave New World, having strong emotions is seen as a bad thing. In this quote it says, "And you felt a strong emotion in consequence?" Pg 56. That's why everyone takes the pill soma cause they don’t want to feel strong emotion. So what is Facebook is a way of escaping emotions. And so what if future London wants to do everything the government says and takes soma as a way to get away from powerful feelings. It’s just a decision they will all have to face.