RANDOM RANT: SOCIAL MEDIA LIKES=SELF LOVE?

"If you are tired from carrying your heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest."-Matthew:11:28

"Anyone that belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new." -2 Corinthians:5:17

Before I start this rant I should  start out by saying this is not intended to throw any shade... but if you're catching my shade then "cash me outside how bout dat?" lol. I just had to for the one time lol. But on a serious note when did social media become our lives?

People now measure their worth by the amount likes and followers they receive on social media. Social media has become lives...  We go to social media to talk about our problems instead of finding solutions, we allow it ruin our real life relationships with friends and loved ones. Social media makes us feel important when we get likes and followers, we feel relevant when people tag us in posts and send us DMs. It doesn't only give us a high but it makes us feel like we're on top of the world.

When I first created an Instagram page back in 2014 I was so excited to follow my friends and  just live! I remember one day I was scrolling through my feed and I saw one of my friends from middle school, I clicked her username and decided to check out her profile. I was instantly struck by jealousy when I saw her pictures and how she was "living life". I started thinking how much I need to change to be to where she is. I remember that night I even cried because I thought all my friends were better than me. 

I carried that attitude with me ever since. I eventually moved on but I didn't know that I was trying to be like my friend the whole time. I didn't think not being myself was not normal. Everybody I was surrounded with at the time was pretty much doing the same thing.  Over the years I changed my friends, environment, mindset and attitude and I'm in a new space. I learned to love myself despite what people think about me. My flaws I have embraced, if anything I see it as an advantage instead of an disadvantage. I have embraced my body, my curves and hell my big damn lips hunny! Oh and let's not forget my nappy hair, always remember the naps! I got mad respect for the naps!

How do you feel about social media?

That's all for now, until next time stay Fabu_lous! 

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