Hello, all my beautiful readers,
A few days ago I wrote about the 20 Beautiful woman tag. I have gotten a few mixed messages from my readers on this tag, some people see it as inspirational and others see it as a popularity contest. I couldn’t agree more with both of these opinions. It is both good and bad, it can make people feel beautiful when nominated and yet at the same time it makes other feel left out when they are not nominated. In my initial post about this tag I nominated all of you, every single person who reads my blog or even just stumble upon it right now. My Instagram feed is in the sidebar so feel free to mention that I tagged you. I want you all to feel beautiful because you all are beautiful!
This whole debate on good versus bad and helpful versus harmful had me thinking about social media as a whole. Are we harming ourselves by subjecting ourselves to a cruel virtual world where we are exposed to either criticism, neglect or praise. Social media is a funny thing it can help you stay connected with people who you haven’t seen or just feel like chatting to but I think too much of the younger generation (AKA my generation) social media has become a place to brag. Now I don’t always think this is a bad thing I’m a little guilty of showing off my accomplishments on social media like I’m sure many of you do as well. But there is a different between showing your accomplishments and posting something to deliberately make someone else feel bad. This is harassment and bullying, it is wrong!
Social media has turned into a like game. How many likes can I get? Why did no one like my post/picture? Why did she get more likes then I did? These are all valid questions in today’s social media society. But honestly this is what social media is, it is like another version of high school where people can hide behind computers or cell phones to play the popularity game.
These things can really harm a young person’s self-esteem. It seems like what social media thinks is the biggest things in the world, you think that these peers of yours that you have to subject yourself to every day at school then again to the on twitter, facebook, or Instagram. You think these people control your life and their opinion of you is all that matters but this is false! The only opinion of you that should matter is your own!!! Every one of you is beautiful, you all are smart, and you all are capable of accomplishing your dreams. The only person you should have to convince this too is you! You control your future, your feelings and your life! Don’t let others pull you down because if you don’t let them drag you down you can’t loose they do and you win.
I know that somethings I am trying to get through to everyone sound like clichès. But they are true and trust me when you start really believing them amazing things will happen to you. You will be so much happier and your life will get that much brighter! Remember you all are beautiful and if you choose to subject yourself to social media as most people do, you control you. You don’t need the acceptance of these peers who honestly will not matter to you down the road when you have graduated and started living you live.