There are over 2 million forms of social media, creating envy, unhappiness, un-satisfaction, loneliness, comparison, addiction and adding to mental health issues.
Most of us ‘lucky’ enough to have a smartphone or access to technology will use social media applications almost daily.
Social media has made us as a society more susceptible to feeling like we are inadequate in our appearance, that our lives aren’t exciting enough, our giftings/talents don’t compare to that of other peoples’ and that our popularity status defines our personalities. All of which is so untrue, but it can be very difficult to remind yourself or loved ones of this when we are so absorbed in the internet world. Its all about reflection, even your favourite influencers only put up the content that they want other people to see. Even if it means images are taken 1,000 times to get the right angle, then are heavily photoshopped to remove any sight of ‘reality’. The people on your facebook friends list will post a thousand happy moments of their travels, social life, of them looking/feeling amazing. But they will almost never let you in on the days where they don’t feel like leave the house, aren’t feeling 100% themselves. About 90% of people who use social media aren’t willing to expose any of their flaws, or their true emotions/feelings in their social presence, which just goes to show it’s all a façade and our idea of reality is so far beyond distorted.
Remember not a single human being has a perfect lifestyle, body, face or perception on the world in which we live. We are all flawed, we all have our ups as well as downs, every single last one of us. In a society that tells us our flaws aren’t okay, we have to remind ourselves everyday that we are allowed to be our authentic versions of ourselves and that perfection is only a mere perception.
I wont apologise for my pimples, scars, uneven skintone, eyebags, facial fuzz, freckles, sparse natural lashes and brows, they make me human, they make me, me and that is nothing to be sorry for.