There’s Always More To A Picture On Social Media

There’s Always More To A Picture On Social Media

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Managing Editor

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Don’t you just love opening Instagram on a random Saturday night and seeing a bunch of celebrities and even your friends posting about how they’re having the time of their life? Gives you a major case of F.O.M.O. (Fear Of Missing Out), right? 

But let’s talk about what you don’t see on these people’s posts. You only see the view from their window while behind the camera they’re shaking from anxiety. And you only see the outside of a plane when little do you know, they just lost a loved one. 

But that’s the thing. Sometimes the people posting don’t want to show off their vulnerability. They don’t want people to know that their life isn’t perfect. They want to put on a show. 

Both of you are going through personal struggles, but you can’t see that because they don’t show it. They want to seem like fearless warriors with no trouble in the world—but that’s just not the case. 

Comparing yourself to others you see on social media does you no good. It causes depression and challenges your self-worth when it really isn’t meant to do.  

At the end of the day, every single person who posts on their social media is going through something that they’re not showing. 

Now I’m not saying these people need to post about their personal worries or problems, because that’s theirs to share when they see fit. What I am saying is that when you as a consumer look at social media and tell yourself that these people posting have an ideal life and you want to be like them… don’t. 

Regardless of the lavish lives you may see on social media, you are just as amazing as the person who you see upload a video of them at a party.