I know you have done the same thing, don’t lie. You have flipped through your friends Facebook photos or scrolled through Pinterest finding amazing blogs all the while slipping slowly into a depressed state. Am I right? Who is with me?
Being a designer and involved in productions I should know that everything is a facade. More and more people know how to photoshop. Not to mention, those Instagram filters can really do a work on a bad photo. Yet I also get sucked in to the vortex of comparison with Facebook friends, complete strangers with a blog or YouTube channel that makes me green of envy. What they don’t show is their bathrooms right before they cleaned them and set up their lights to make the perfect “DIY tutorial” of course everyone is going to clean and perfect every detail before they post it on the Internet for the world to see. Yet we forget when we are surfing to remember that everyone poops and everyone has BO at times.
We are all made perfectly and should never compare ourselves to someone else. Especially when they have highly produced their images and videos to look amazing.
What ultimately matters is not how awesome your life looks on Facebook or any other social network site. What ultimately matters is who are you face to face. How do you treat other people? It’s a heart matter. Social media has crippled our priorities it has made us more focused on images, how many likes and how many friends we have that we forget to make real connections with people. Going beyond ourselves to invest into someone else and build relationships that change things and make a difference.