Thoughts of the Week

Social Media vs. Real Life

Hi friends! I hope you all are enjoying this lovely Monday. My Monday started about a bit rough, but turned into an absolute beautiful day. Today I became really inspired to share with you something that has been on my heart. And that would be the sad reality of social media versus real life. Let’s jump right in.

What I’ve Learned

As I have been studying media, and furthering my career in it, I have learned a few important things. One of the most important things is to never believe anything you see on social media.

There was a time when I worshipped people on social media. The girls that had the fancy cars, amazing bodies, picture perfect lives, etc. Eventually, it led me to go down a terrible path trying to determine my own self worth. It wasn’t until I joined the social media world myself that I realized the vast majority of it is fake.

Social media is practically pure business. The people you look up to on social media more than likely make money off their platforms. In order to make money, they have to get likes/views. What gets a lot of views on social media? Things that cause conflict, attention grabbing photos, perfectionism, inspo pics, etc. So who wouldn’t want to post those things and manipulate photos in order to make more money? In addition to that, I will say that the media has started to get a lot better about this and there are some very real people on social media, but it is important to be knowledgable on these things!

Next time you scroll keep in mind that what you are seeing is not real life. Look up and look around you. That is real life. Perfect feeds, perfect smiles, perfect relationships, perfect homes, perfect dogs, is not real life, so don’t compare yourself to it.

The person you are right now is the person that you are meant to be. You are perfect in your own way. Don’t compare yourself to others. If you wouldn’t say it to your best friend, don’t say it to yourself.

Love,

Kate

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