My yearning to be genuine in the ‘fake’ world of social media

In the age of social media influencers, I like to use my online presence in a positive and authentic way. However, what’s positive and authentic to me might not be the same for others. But each to their own. If you find me inspirational, fantastic. And, if I’m not your cup of tea, that’s absolutely fine too.

This is me

So what am I about? Well, as you might know, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I live a healthy lifestyle. I’m not interested in partying. I rarely watch TV. I love early mornings and being productive. In fact, I’m a workaholic. 

I’m constantly learning, reading and organising. My family, boyfriend and a few, select friends are my priority. I’m extremely observant, a good listener and empathetic. Kindness is my favourite quality. I loathe nastiness and stay away from bitterness, drama and negativity. That’s me in a nutshell and I don’t try to be anything else.

In my opinion, there’s SO many people trying to project a certain image of themselves that it can be difficult what to believe and what not to believe. Nevertheless, I can assure you that I’m not trying to be anything other than my tea-drinking, old-at-heart self on social media. At the end of the day, they’re just websites. They’re not the be all and end all.

While I’m mature and experienced enough to take social media with a pinch of salt, not everyone will have the same attitude. Some people (especially teenagers) might look at celebrities/ influencers and feel envy, anxiety, sadness. Even depression. The list is endless!

However, it’s crucial to remember that these celebrities and influencers often portray themselves in a particular way. And you don’t have to be the same as them. Don’t feel pressured to follow the crowd because you think it’ll make you more popular/successful/attractive.

Embrace your own style. Be proud of your own interests. Do your own thing! Being genuine in the ‘fake’ world of social media is one of the most empowering things you can do. I’m working on it.

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