One scroll through Instagram will present you with this message repeatedly.
Empowering each other is important, self-confidence is an asset, and social media plays a large part in its destruction. However, frequent exposure to this message enables the thought that we have to love ourselves physically. Every. Single. Inch.
Of course, we should promote trying our best to be comfortable in our own skin, treating our body kindly, and being satisfied with the person we see in the mirror. But there is much more to life than physically loving the way you appear to others. It is fine if you don’t like your hair today, or you are not thrilled about the cellulite on your legs.
What we are left with is fake and empty confidence online. It is supporting the idea that you should feel perfect. This is nearly impossible. We all have our good and bad days. Feelings fluctuate.
Finally, you need not discuss the things you physically like or dislike about yourself online. In fact, you don’t have to think about them that much at all.
I hope for an online world that focuses more on real events than obsessing over physical traits.
I strayed away from the original reason I wanted to create this blog. I will be getting back to topics that are important to me, to make my contribution to the Internet something of greater value.