Not Everything is Black and White
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Social media can be such a wonderful thing. E.g. I've met some really amazing people from the internet, who I speak to everyday now and I literally have no idea how I would've met them otherwise.
But equally, it can lead people to build up this perception of you and the life that you're living, that just simply isn't always true. Obviously I'm going to be more inclined to share the more positive aspects of my day and achievements... but please don't be fooled into thinking that's the full picture.
At the end of the day, I'm still a human being racked with the same doubts and insecurities that everyone else is facing. Of course not all aspects of my day are 'insta-worthy'. Like, I can tell you about how for the last 48 hours I've regressed back to 16 year-old me, stuffing my face at my parents' house, basically having a pyjama party for one - binging on Gossip Girl of course. Or how on Thursday night, I was so tired that I boarded the wrong train out of London and ended up turning a half an hour journey into a three hour roundtrip of England. Don't worry, I find it an hilarious anecdote now.
So the main takeaway from this mini essay is as always, not to judge a book by its cover or a person by their feed. Real life isn't so carefully curated, it's messy and embarrassing. Social media can never replace having an unfiltered conversation with someone you care about. 🎨 by Ronan Devlin