I wrote:

...a considerable part of Americans admitted that they put the goal of capturing moments for social media before living the moments themselves.

is this correct or should I use "on" instead of "for"?

also, what does "themselves" refer to? Does it refer to "moments" or "Americans"?

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On is probably better than for - if you use for you're implying that they capture the moments to post later, whereas if you use on, you're suggesting that they are capturing them to post live.

Themselves could refer to either the people or the moments: I read it as referring to the people until your question made me consider the other possibility.

A considerable part of Americans is not idiomatic. A (x) part of is normally used only with definite terms. I would simply use A considerable number of Americans

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