Social media 🛑🛑
I’m going to say what I probably shouldn’t say. But I think it needs to be said. .
Last year I picked up my entire life and moved to a new state with my husband. I left my family and friends behind in a place that I called home my entire life. .
Adjusting was hard. I was lonely a lot of the time. Making friends as an adult isn’t as easy as it was in high school. .
So I started this account. Originally I started it to connect with like minded people because I wasn’t finding those people in real life. And I have made some incredible friends (some that I have met and some that I have not). I have formed relationships with people from all over the world and for that, I am so incredibly grateful. .
But (you knew that was coming right 😝) !!!!!!! Social media has somewhat become a unhappy place for me. I think that is because I have watched it grow it to a platform where people compete for the biggest following, more likes, more comments ect. People buy followers and comments and all of these things to try and add some validation to their existence. Everyone wants to be instafamous 🤑. It’s no longer about sharing things you are passionate about anymore. It’s about who will give you the most money for advertising their product. .
And to be honest, I am a little tired of every second picture being a selfie or someone’s ass - like I need to see that first thing in the morning 🤪. But hey I get it. It’s what generates likes and comment right? .
Which got me to thinking 💭. Ten years ago all the advertisements were found in magazines. After years of comparing ourselves to the women we saw we eventually learnt that “women in magazines” were an unrealistic body type; and us every day folk couldn’t achieve that physique or lifestyle while we ran a house hold and had a job working 40 + hours a week. If we were sick of seeing the constant advertising ten years ago we just wouldn’t read the magazine. But these days - everything on instagram is a walking advertisement. So, now we compare ourselves to every “instafamous” woman on Instagram and begin to feel bad about ourselves. .
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