Reality Challenge

Is the life that you portray on social media Real? 

What I mean by that is, we can be whoever we want on the internet. We can have it all, or beg for pity, or even change who and what we are in order to get the response we want from our 465 “friends”. 

I have one friend who, based on her Facebook profile, does nothing but have grand adventures, go on beautiful hikes, and sleep under the stars. I have one who loves her life and her husband very eloquently about twice a week. Then there’s the friend who does nothing but question God’s plan for her singleness, and praise Him for it, but she wonders when it will end. There’s the friend who witnesses a faith healing about once a week, the friend who posts diatribes against religion everytime he gets online, and of course, the teenage family member who posts duck face selfies every 20 minutes. In the bathroom. In her bra. 

Whaaaa? OMG, I 4got 2 put my shirt on! If only I could figure out how to take down this pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤

The thing is, none of it is real. 

Social media should be for connecting to other people, but it’s not. It’s churning out a generation of sociopaths who lie, manipulate, and alter the facts (not to mention the photos) to make people see them differently than they really are. 

So here’s my challenge to you: 

For one week, BE REAL. If it’s not accurate, don’t post it. If it’s manipulative or pity-mongering, don’t post it. If it’s not really as great as it looks, say it. If you’re happy, say you’re happy, but don’t mushygooshyloveycandyappleick# 
Don’t fake it, just be real. 

Leave me a comment and let me know how you were real on the internet today!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kandice Kelso
    May 12, 2015 @ 22:38:25

    I really appreciate the truthfulness in your writing. I had a difficult time accepting Facebook asmall a part of daily life and avoided it for a longer time for many of your points above. But a lot has changed I. The last ten years and so has the way of the Internet for both God and bad. Great article here and great opinions

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