Is it a curse or a blessing? DECEPTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA PICTURES. I would say it is an illusion out of control. There is a lot of mockery, lies, and deception on social media platforms in this world of smartphones. People especially women are so taken by it that they don’t appreciate their true self anymore. We live in the modern world or should I say messed up world. People no longer feel normal or appreciated enough without doing all the fake changes on their pics before showing off on the social media platform. Have we lost that sense of pride in who we are? Are we ashamed of our true self? Are we desperate to get peoples approvals and likes that much?
The likes of Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram are visual platforms that allow the vulnerable to seek approval of their appearance at all cost. Research has shown that these vulnerable spent their time posting and comparing themselves to photos and females are more likely to link their self-worth to their looks. The sad part of it when you find people boasting about their fake self than their true self. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a need to look good and as women, we like to hear we are good looking but it’s another thing when you forget yourself in the process of all that.
Self-deceit is very painful and it is such a pity. Maybe there is lack of love around us pushing us to the desperate approval of strangers. The funny part of it is when you log on to one of those social pages and you see how people lie to others about how good they look just to boost their egos. People lie either on these platforms just because they are not saying it to your face or maybe because it’s easier or maybe because you took your time to post that pic they feel obliged to just lie for your efforts.
DECEPTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA PICTURES
Women always fall victim off all the rubbish. “To know others is wisdom, to know oneself is enlightenment”. Do not be fooled in desperation of fake approval. What will all those fake comments do for you? Will those fake likes take you somewhere in life? Do they make you a success? A better person maybe? Or even increase your bank balance? Let us grow up and start differentiating between realities, what is important and what has no value in our lives. The stupid arguments that some women have is so sad, we are busy on each other’s throats about our looks rather than minding our own business. The whole thing makes us look stupid and incapable, it is like we have nothing positive to offer because our minds are clouded by stupid competition against other women. Looks are important in both men and women but that cannot surely be the main reason to look forward to the day.
There is more to life than trying to impress strangers daily. Have you ever checked how much time is wasted trying to perfect that pic than trying to empower yourself? Which is more important? Let us learn to prioritize and make use of our data in a more useful way like making your money work for you. That data is your money wasted and when we start fighting for free data then we would actually be doing it for production not useless impression. Maybe this is lack of self- confidence and our country needs women who are confident in their own skin. If it is not lack of it then why the need to fix each and every pic posted? If you make an excuse that you just doing it then you certainly lying to yourself more than any other person.
If you just doing it then do it once in a while not all the time that you don’t even recognize yourself anymore. It is so much overdone that when we come across people in malls we don’t even recognize an inch of them. If you love your make up then just put it on, take that pic and just post, no enhancement, no nothing. These pics are so fake they even make makeup look natural. We all have choices in life and all the freedom we need to do as we please but it so sad when it overcrowds our minds and judgments that we forget the most important things in life. Ever asked yourself, who is fooling who here? One moment you feel good about that posted fake you the next you feel sad when you look yourself in the mirror while wishing you look exactly as the picture portrays you. And you look at your life progression it’s not going anywhere but you don’t feel sad and push to make some progress.
The number of likes and the attention people get about how they look affects so many subconsciously. A toxic mirror that brings more damage to the weak minded and the weak characters. The internet and its applications has brought a lot of good things and opportunities to others and vulnerability to the rest. We are forever afraid to lose the people we love and afraid to not get the approval we desire but we seem to forget to be afraid to lose ourselves in the process. Smart women don’t believe everything they hear and they understand that a clear rejection is always far better than fake reactions. Start believing and taking time in the beauty of your dreams and capabilities and at least your real looks.
**STOP DOING INJUSTICE TO YOURSELF BY ALLOWING TO BE CRIPPLED BY WRONG JUDGEMENTS OF OTHERS BROUGHT ABOUT BY YOUR OWN DESPERATION**