“Single” Hit “like”, scroll,
“Skinny in or skinny out?” Hit “wow”, scroll,
“Divorced”- “dislike”, scroll,
“The right body shape” Too fat? “You’re right!”- now scroll…
Look at us, getting everybody’s approval. It’s an illusion, this media we call “social”. Look up and see, it’s a world of confusion. It’s a device of delusion to promote social seclusion.
Interaction- but we’ve forgotten to co-exist
Companionship- “comment” and he’ll appreciate but every relationship ends up like the series from “Catfish.”
Emotions- pretend to spread love through “Blessings in an hour- so, Like/ Share/ React- to show your followers”
We’ve changed the way we interact, we’ve changed the way we see how our grandparents socialise was never behind a screen.
We’ve learned to live like robots and taught our children too, we buy them gadgets over skipping ropes for our next status to boom- “Our tech savvy 9 year old”
Look at us, we’ve learned to live under people’s approval and learned to suffocate by their disapproval. We’ve depend on the number of “likes” to control our happiness to feel accepted by society- we feel gifted.
We actually disconnect from reality and connect to the virtual world without the knowledge we’re damaging our lives and our sense of self worth.
It is easy to achieve that virtual kind of beauty; we’ve been linked with apps to look like everybody. Have we forgotten how amazing we can be without concentrating on those measured assets to look like celebrities? When did we put social media as a priority rather than being with those who we used to be genuinely happy to meet?
We cannot aspire to look the same, talk the same and then have the audacity to body shame. I personally prefer ‘different’ because somewhere in that crowd- that ‘different beauty’ is loud; Louder than those dull colours that stereotypes talk about.
Where have the minds of the people gone? We’ve become slaves to our own invention~ money, social media- How did this go wrong?
From what I remember, cameras were invented to create memories, it wasn’t meant for that perfect ‘selfie’. Always look forward for a face- to- face conversation rather than looking down on your phone to tap to a wifi connection.
Flaunt your body or shallowness- portray talent or politics but I prefer having a glimpse of your personality on your feed- when I confirm your request. I’d rather “love” who you are than the person you’re trying to be- to me that’s pretty hilarious because you don’t know what’s it like to be free.
The world constantly feels pressured to look a particular way, they drop low on their self esteem to the point, they even throw their lives away? Be in control, make the most of your life- fall in love with your personality- that’s my simple advice.
Be the master of your choices, experience a surreal living- be original, be yourself and turn a deaf ear to judgement.
Give life attention, create moments, fall in love, work on yourselves because the quality of life does not pop up and say “Storage Almost Full”.
1% life remaining
Written by ~Melanie Pariat