We live in a world where we make our lives seem so picture perfect.
Women, for example—and maybe men too—will take an average of 20-100, maybe even more, selfies before they get that "one shot" that satisfies the ego.
And guess what?
That’s the photo we get to see!
The one that looks like you are the most flawless woman in the world.
It's the one photo that gets captioned and hashtagged...
"I WOKE UP LIKE THIS!"
They say don’t believe everything you hear.
DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE!
Take these photos, for instance.
Truth is, and what you DON'T see is me tiptoeing on a chair to get a perfect angle because I'm trying to show off the perfect photo, of the perfect room, of a perfect day, in a perfect home.
When in fact I’m barefoot, in torn sweats, and a dirty t-shirt I picked up from the hamper this morning because I’ve been sick. And did I mention the splattered bacon grease on my shirt from this morning’s breakfast?
My hair is a mess and I need to shower.
The bright, white background is actually my bed covered with a white sheet that is about to go into the washer because it’s dirty. My dog stands to the left, two stacks of dirty clothes—that by the way have been waiting 3 days for a good wash—sit to my right.
And I almost fell off my chair. But you won't see any of that...
You see, my point to this post is this. Social Media has created a giant, worldly monster!
People pretending to have what they don't, spending money they really shouldn't, and lying to satisfy their inner-being; only to compete with the Joneses.
...and last I heard, the Joneses were broke.
What you see is what’s meant for you to see. Nothing More, Nothing Less!
Granted, I’m not saying everything people showcase is unreal. There’s actually a lot of truth, to a lot of things. The problem is that we've gotten so deep into what’s called fake-living, that the only thing that is actually believable these days, is the lack of authenticity in itself.