Social media vs Real life
Whoop whoop! Feels good to be back on these pads and it’s an interesting one today. I know the topic is not uncommon but this is more like a celebratory/revelatory post. As you guys probably know, there’s always an inspiration behind every post on this space, so i’ll tell you what inspired this one.
I was scrolling on Instagram some weeks back and came across this picture from a lady, Georgie.clark (that’s the name of her IG handle, you should check her out. The picture was a one second contrast (a before and after situation) of her striking an IG pose versus her relaxed state in real life. Honestly, I was impressed, she looked like a model or influencer and that’s not something you see everyday from people in that caliber, so I decided to check her page out. She’s pretty so that helps, haha.
Scrolling through her pictures I was even more impressed, it wasn’t just one picture, her page is literarily dedicated to contrasting social media pictures versus the real life situation. You might not think it’s a big deal, but she’s the only one I have seen on that space. It might do more good to reflect on how much it helps people who are so engrossed in the unreality of social media especially when it comes to pictures. This is a bit femalecentric but the unreality bores into both worlds.
Most of the time, we tend to forget that pictures and even videos only capture moments and guess what moments can be created, in fact, they can be manipulated. The bulk of what we see online are manipulated to look that way, because that’s what gets the clicks and likes ( you could check out my post on social media validation). We’ve typically created a world that is validated by numbers, sad, but it is what it is. So, yea, I was impressed that someone thought it wise to dedicate a page to this contrast that we can so easily forget.
Not just that, she also puts the icing of self-care, consciousness of reality, fitness and whole well being while inspiring her followers not to grope on the unreality of social media. This might not define you, but there are so many people out there who are actively killing themselves to live up to this unreality and the people who set the unreal standard do no always do you the favor of emphasizing the unreality of these things, it just goes on to modify your thoughts in a negative light most of the time.
Coincidentally, I came across this tweet from Kadie Glenn, one from a thread actually. She says;
The internet is not real life. Comparison creeps in when you allow yourself to be distracted from your own version of success. Social media is a tool for many things, unless it’s paying you…log out often.That’s good advice if you ask me…
This tweet is still on the theme of the unreality of social media, just in case you were drooling on that banging body, that flawless face and what not, this is me reminding you that that can be created. Georgia explains that a skilled model can strike a pose that literarily modifies the shape of their body. We use filters these days to covers flaws we don’t want in our pictures, and just so you know, your influencers are not always under the influence they bring upon you, but that’s a topic for another day. While this is up, just cotton on the unreality of social media, remember to not lose yourself trying to live a facade.
That’s it for today guys, as always the conversation continues in the comment section, let me know what you think, how well do you relate to roping on the unreality of social media, are there other influencer you know that bring this hidden contrast to light?, till our next blogdate, ciao!
3 thoughts on “Social media vs Real life”
‘…and the people who set the unreal standard do no always do you the favor of emphasizing the unreality of these things..’
This is so true. Its different to see an influencer like Georgie.
Like you said Influencers are not under the very Influence they bring upon their audience every hour of their lives. Sadly, most people do not realize influencers have a life outside social media.
And like Kadie says, everyone has a different version of success. I think you should do a piece on this too!
Thank you dearie
Thank you so much for this…people need to start understanding that behind one single perfect picture, there’s tons of effort and modification. We should never let what we see compromise our mental health?