Recently, I have seen some pretty interesting posts on FB about the fake factor or non-authenticity of one’s life portrayed on social media. The complaints/articles I have read have disheartened me and have inspired a mission. A mission of positivity. I’m fed up and over the negativity surrounding us on a day to day basis.
We live in a world wrought with negativity, yet we have an issue for posting positivity on Facebook…come on! Turn your television on, look at what is being shown, and understand why there is a need for the happy posts in this world. Ask “why” are these instagrammers, or facebookers posting the above average, if not nauseatingly positive posts. The Mercedes may not mean or make a happy man. Maybe it does, and that’s when it’s up to us to show sincere happiness for that individual.
Are we really that judgmental of our human race that we can’t be happy for one another. Has the little green monster invaded us all. I must confess, I am a positive Polly on FB, but I also use it as a way to make a difference and inform. Using social media as a platform to inform and promote positivity should be first and foremost. Leading a life of honesty and integrity, on and off the computer or iPhone, is important to myself and my family. I have also had the little green monster invade, and that’s okay. We are human. What I will not let it do is rule me or my family. What we have is so incredibly special, and ours to own. Ours to be proud of and love unconditionally. Even if that means posting a pic of what’s important to us at that moment of time to show the world. Or posting one where we may have failed miserably. They both need to be celebrated and embraced.
Yes, we do have the boaster’s, but that’s life. You will always have The Jones Family. I get it…the new car, new fab McMansion, but what about the rest of us…who will speak up for the ‘posters’ who try to balance the social media spectrum between positivity and negativity? The real and the nauseatingly happy.
It’s up to us to either embrace what is being put out on social media, or judge it with a fine tooth comb until we have sucked all the good out of the post, whether it’s a picture or boast.