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May 22, 2019

"Don't let the internet rush you. No one is posting their failures"

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“Don’t let the internet rush you. No one is posting their failures".

We can admit that we only see the best version of a lot of people on social media, yet we set that best version of other people as the expectation we need to live up to on an hourly basis. Not even that, people are intentionally exaggerating their influence or status out of their own insecurities. The internet and the things we see on it pressure us to bend the reality we present, and that is a losing battle.

Most people are not posting their failures. In being self-aware and knowing the truth behind social media, we gain confidence in the way we present ourselves to the public. Then, we can use that confidence as positive feedback that reinforces the timeline we set for our own growth, within our own expectations.

While this implies something larger, and negative, about the culture of social media, understanding the way we fit into the big picture provides us with an opportunity for positive self-reflection.

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