Life Behind Instagram


Recently I read an article in a magazine that really  baffled me. The article was about three separate women who purposefully lied on Instagram to make their lives appear better than they actually were. By lied, I mean that one woman spoke of how she would spend her days in her bedroom in her pyjamas, but actually would Instagram previous party photos to make it look like she was having a good time. This made me feel quite sad as I think it shows insecurity. It made me think of how you just cannot judge other peoples lives from their online persona. There are many other examples of this and all you need to do is scroll through your Instagram feed. Someone may appear to have what you deem as the perfect life - a loving boyfriend, a cosy home, pets - but you don't see is what goes on behind closed doors. You aren't seeing the expensive bills or arguments. People don't tend to Instagram that.
What I am trying to say, is that Instagram seems to be a positive place with stunning images. I could spend hours scrolling through, finding new photos and seeing new places - without even leaving my home. This doesn't just go for Instagram, it can also be based on any other social media website - don't even get me started on Facebook! The message of this little blog post is to not be envious of others lives just from what pictures you are seeing. I am also not trying to put a negative spin on things, or trying to put anyone down whatsoever - Instagram is somewhere I go to forget things and lose myself in a new world. Just remember that what you see is not always what you get.

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  1. Love this, its very true though, you think people live the perfect lives and no one does, do they?
    i think thats why i dont edit my pictures on IG because i want people to see what i see =]

  2. I totally agree with this, anybody looking at my instagram feed could be forgiven for thinking all I do is eat beautiful looking food and paint my nails but I don't instagram my boring 9 to 5 job or my 6am debates of whether to wash my hair or blast it with dry shampoo because I've slept through my alarm AGAIN. People immediately envy others by what they post on social media but if you think about all the things you exclude from your facebook and such like it's much easier to remember everybody else is doing the same. Great post - I can't quite believe people lie on their instagram tut tut!

    ox Lucy