We're so ingrained in showing the world the perfect side of our lives. The conventional side. The standard societal norms side. The idealistic, pretentious, materialistic side. The kind of fodder that looks good on paper, lacks any meaningful connection, and promotes FB depression. (There are various articles on this! Read it, stop oversharing personal pics meant for close friends and family, and get a life.) Social media has become so one-sided that (judgmental and conservative) people (you know, the ones living in that bubble/safe zone) believe it's the real world. This goes to family, too. They think they got you all figured out. Claiming that they know your likes/dislikes, your personality, the real you. All based on assumptions, unfortunately. The very people who throws advice/suggestions that are meant for their world, thinks they are always right, never admits they are wrong, never acknowledges the other side of the story (your side), tells you how to live your life and follow their rules. Truth is, you really can't judge a book by it's cover. If you really want to know somebody's life story - stop social media stalking and strike up meaningful, candid, raw conversations. It's all about fundamentals.
Real recognizes real. Never, ever, ever assume. For the sake of forward feminist thinking and unconventional lifestylers - things are about to get a tad bit personal up in here. But that's for a later post.
besos ... jin.