We’re in the midst of the digital age. Drawn to every notification (even when it’s a promo text from Domino’s) like a bull to a muleta, it seems like we’re pre-programmed to spend our evenings scrolling on the Instagram Explore page, take a carefully crafted picture of our food before we tuck into a meal and not be fully satisfied with your IG story content until the person you really wanted to watch has seen it.
And we’re all just as guilty.
From every filtered selfie to Facebook check-in to let everyone know just how much of a fun time we’re having, we all have an online persona we feel we have to live up to. Which means it’s harder than ever to sit back, put down the phone and really think about who your authentic self is vs. your social media self. You might be dialling yourself up on social media to overcompensate for your insecurities. Or maybe you dilute your true self because you don’t want to lose followers or stray from “the norm.”