Just a friendly reminder that today’s society and social media portrays incredibly unrealistic expectations. You are in NO way, shape or form required to live up to these false ways. In order to make progress in changing society, we must start by making changes with ourselves.
You don’t have to keep up with all of the latest posts on social media. It is all created to trap us. What I mean by “trap” is all sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, snapchat etc. are invented to consume our mind. It has persuading features for everyone to “stay connected” in a virtual world. Therefore, keeping us from appreciating the true beauty of real life outside of the touch of our finger tips and devices. Don’t get me wrong, there are some positive attributes for using these various interactive sites to keep in touch with loved ones & friends that you aren’t able to be in contact with on the daily. These powerful devices are also helpful for research & informative sources aside from all the negative mind consuming traits.
Many common posts you will spot are pictures of women & men with absolutely no imperfections. Due to these pictures, we commonly compare ourselves to them & devalue ourselves. The fact of the matter is, what you are seeing is not the real deal. These pictures are well spent being edited before making it to these sites. Why do you think they do this ? Well, it’s simply because they know once we all take a look at these pictures we will subconsciously feel very little about ourselves. We suddenly don’t feel good “enough”. What happens after that ? We may feel the need to compete with one another by uploading pictures of ourselves, keeping up to date about what we are doing , or how we are feeling. That’s fine, but what we are uploading most times aren’t the truth. We perceive ourselves to seem happier than ever, living the most adventurous lives, & feeling extremely happy. Meanwhile, what our lives actually are , are the total opposite. This influential tool gives everyone the opportunity to create a false livelihood aside from the life we truly live.
I speak to my parents & people who were brought up in older generations about how life was while they were growing up. The stories & experiences told are exceedingly divergent. The reason for this is because there was no such thing as social media or these developed technological devices. They didn’t have the option to isolate themselves with social media. They were able to communicate directly with friends & family without being consumed & stressed by keeping up to date with irrational virtuality. They had the ability to encounter genuine happiness with the most important people in their lives. Relationships are progressively lacking due to this destructing virtual absorbtion today. We need to individually control this matter, so it no longer has the ability to control us. It doesn’t take one person to change society, but it takes one to stop the misleading of your own separate life, that person is you.