Social media platforms have already become a part of our lives.
Sharing photos and videos with your friends, family, and followers is fun. So what could possibly go wrong?
Thanks to social media, we can see what others are up to. We also get to discover new places and events while scrolling up and down.
But the sad truth is that many people start drifting away from reality. They want to make sure that their pages are filled with ‘perfect shots’ so they wouldn’t look dull and boring that they tend to forget having good conversations with the people they are with.
A mother-of-six recently shared a story about an encounter at a local swimming pool packed with hundreds of people.
She highlighted the contrast between what people want others to see and the reality behind their ‘perfect’ photos.
Jen told Bored Panda that she wanted to make sure that the intent of her Facebook post wasn’t to shame the young mother. “I’m sure she had reasons for her behavior, those reasons weren’t the intent of my post though. No judgment on her at all.”
She added: “The main intention of my post was to help mothers (but really it applies to fathers and teens as well) to realize that what they see on social media isn’t always real and when they scroll through perfectly staged photos of women who are better fit, on exotic vacations, wearing expensive clothes and living in spotless homes, that they need to remember not to compare themselves to what they see.”
Jen added: “We are enough, just how we are. Remember that YOU at home with your kids or YOU at work supporting your family or YOU with the spotless house or YOU with the small apartment or YOU with an extra 30 lbs of weight that’s you’d rather not have, YOU are enough. Don’t compare yourself or your situation to anyone else’s.”
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