How many people on social media do you follow that seem to be living the most incredible lives? You can probably name quite a few.
So let’s all just be honest with each other for a minute, how much of what we see is real? How much of what we see is genuine? And how much of what we put out on the internet is a genuine representation of our lives? When we put up posts on the internet we only show people what we want them to see.
I’m not against a perfectly posed photograph, or posting one that you feel really good about. I just wish we could all be a little more honest online. I wish we all felt more comfortable posting honest photographs, of how our lives truly are. And that we weren’t so afraid of critical judgement from others for not living the perfect lives that society tells us we should be.
Posting all these perfect photographs is great and I love to look at them, but it encourages us to be unhappy with our lives because someone always seems to have it better.
If we posted how things really are, across all social media, we would encourage others to post how their lives really are. We’d all come together and be understanding of the fact that we all are figuring out life. We’d all be happier with the lives we’re actually leading, instead of always wanting for the life someone else appears to have.
The same goes for the online blogging world too. It’s been around 2 months since I last posted because I felt that nothing I had to write about was good enough. What I’m really wondering is; can we stop stop pretending we have it all figured out and stop comparing our lives to those we see online?
Here are a few of my favourite photographs from the last couple of months, they aren’t perfect, but they make me happy.