Millennials are well aware of the meaning behind a picture being Insta’ Worthy, or if something has or has not been made Facebook Official. This society is immersed in the impact of tweets, favorites, double-taps, likes, shares, and followers.
We are consumed by this need to feel desired by those around us, so we turn to social media networks to satisfy this craving. Often times we attempt to appease the craving by posting something with hopes it will get a high number of shares/likes/favorites, while it may fill the void for the time being, social media is damaging our self-worth. Social media is a filter. In essence, you see what others allow you to see. Social media is a “perfected” version of people’s lives. It is not an accurate reflection of their daily struggles, it is not a reflection of their personal vices, it is not a reflection of their arguments with a loved one, it is not a reflection of their efforts to find the Lord, it is not a reflection of their disappointment of not finding a job or a potential spouse… yet we view these “perfect” posts and contemplate our own happiness.
Personally, I noticed that if I stay off of social media for an entire day I am happier than if I were being constantly updated by my social media enthusiasts. Step back and do not allow yourself to be fixed on the feeling that your life does not match up to those around you, because it does. EVERYONE has their own struggles, they just choose not to broadcast it to their friends on social media. A picture may say a thousand words, but keep in mind that photo displayed online was carefully posed so that it would portray a certain message. Let’s be real, the pictures we post on Facebook, Instagram and even Snapchat were not taken with the first snap of our camera. More than likely the photo was taken a few times until a desired look was achieved. Be careful not to compare your REAL life to the “perfected” lives of others on social media.
Be Sassy. Be Sweet. Be You.
Classy, sassy, but oh so sweet!