I’ve been struggling with the lack of authenticity and the overabundance of vanity I witness everyday. I am guilty of it, myself, from time to time. I think we all are. I struggle with the fact that people embellish and polish up their lives in a frame to give the illusion that they lead this flawless life wrought with more knowledge about food or coffee or music or fashion than the next person (or the viewer). I still wonder if this is to give the impression of superiority or to compensate for areas of their life they are dissatisfied with. Or perhaps parts of themselves they are dissatisfied with. Comments and likes flood in and their “life” and/or “knowledge” are confirmed as being sought after and admired. Now onto another photo to hopefully elicit the same response and feel the same rush of self affirmation. It’s a vicious and tempting cycle. I realize this is not always the case, but I see it so often.
I’d love to see this platform used more as a tool of inspiration for creativity and love and acceptance adventure and helping others. Not in a boastful way that manages to praise one’s self in the process, but in a way that is nothing but genuine. Selfless. It could be so much more fulfilling.
Craving authenticity more than ever.