We’re all guilty of it. Putting up that picture so someone will see it. For the likes, for the support, to show everyone how friggin’ great our lives are?
But are they that great?
Or maybe I’m just a pessimist. Maybe I’m just in a bad mood. But honestly stop with all the bullshit posts. We masquerade all the crap we are going through with pictures of nights out. The ones we probably only went on for a temporary happiness fix.
With pictures of great holidays. The ones were now working our asses off to pay back as our overdrafts and bills pile up.
I love seeing my mates happy and knowing whats going on in peoples lives, because its hard to constantly be in touch with everyone and social media makes that a tad easier.
But don’t be that person that hides behind the mask, that posts the ‘happy pic’ of you and your boyfriend minutes after an argument because you want everything to be okay. You need it to be okay and if the world thinks its fine, it is, right?
Sometimes things are shit and its alright to share that with your friends. Its okay not to be okay. Post about it. Or don’t, but don’t pretend everything’s fine and dandy. Because maybe it’ll help someone. Maybe that person that craves your social media ‘perfect’ lifestyle needs to know they’re not alone with the bad days. And just maybe taking a break from pretending, will help you. You can actually find time to deal with the issues, reach out to people because you’re not hiding behind your fake life.
We all put the best of our lives on these sites, the person we want people to know us as, instead of the person we are. Why not, actually work on being that person? Take time to deal with the shit and better the good.
And don’t think because your mates getting 234 likes on their profile picture, going out boozing every night and sharing a load of pics of their new buys that they have the perfect life. Maybe they do, but most people have demons. Most people have some shit going down and that’s fine. Not everything you see of people online is real. A lot of it probably isn’t. They’re probably doing the same thing as the rest of us. Faking it.
Give it a break. GET REAL.