I was talking with my friend the other day and we decided that we live in the peak of human existence.
We’re living in a time where the climate is changing, but it’s still livable.
We’re living in a time where education on any given topic is, quite literally, at our fingertips.
We’re living in a time where people get along, peace is essentially widespread (for the most part).
The human species is thriving, surviving, and grasping on.
However, we live in a time of false facades. We edit our photos to perfection, from which these photos were hand selected from a batch of twenty “identical” ones.
It’s easy to make a bad smoothie from a hole in the wall smoothie shop look like the most tropical, exquisite, delectable purchase.
It’s easy to make a less than stellar day spent moping around in your pajamas thinking about how awful everything is look like a cute lazy day spent with your more than perfect and snuggly cat.
Our social media accounts are higlight reels. The best of the best. The hand picked perfect pictures.
I was pretty bored yesterday and decided to photoshop my face onto an overweight girl from the internet to depict my break just to send to my best friend. She thought it was hilarious so I posted it to my Facebook just for the heck of it.
And you know what? It has more likes than my profile picture. I’m not saying likes are everything — they’re quite far from it, actually — but I thought it was interesting. I shared a relatable and funny picture and it was noticed because no one else really posts pictures that are less than perfect of themselves.
Why? Because of the facade of perfection that has been mindlessly placed on our generation. Your life doesn’t have to LOOK perfect to FEEL perfect. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and live for more than the perfect picture. FEEL happy don’t just LOOK happy.
We might be living in the peak of existence, but maybe it just looks that way?
Thanks for reading!