Everyone talks about it but is it really going on?
I’ve always considered myself pretty authentic. I say what I mean and mean what I say…pretty much to a fault.
HOWEVER, social media puts that authenticity into question, even for those of us who think authentic will be carved in our gravestone.
Because if I really think about it….no I most definitely do not put all of me out there. I don’t put relationship issues, sicknesses, or drama out. I put my highlight reel.
It’s not in an intentional
“hey look at us all loving life and shit! Yay us! You want to be us!”
way. It’s so not.
I just find repeatedly seeing negative, fear mongering, passive aggressive and poor me statuses/posts/shares don’t do anyone any good. Sure, once in a while it may make someone feel like they aren’t alone in their struggles which is helpful, but all the time is just not helping anyone.
Am I not being authentic because I’m not showing the miserable moments in life or sharing my problems?
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I think so. We just have to remember we’re only seeing one part of what makes up that individual. There’s more to that package on the other side of the computer.