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Social Media Used for Self and Product Promotion is Not Real

You know you have at least one friend on Twitter or one relative on Facebook who is overly obsessed with their looks or are paid to promote something they have absolutely no faith in. And you also perhaps know of people who are continually told that they look young, beautiful, gorgeous, inspiring, skinny, bla bla bla...

Well, I was the last one.

Not that I am gorgeous or anything (puh-leeeeezzzze) but when you post a nicely EDITED picture of yourself, people will give you compliments, right? While I appreciate the compliments, it makes me feel awfully fake. Yeah, I put on that top in order to look thinner. Yeah, I put on some makeup so that I look like I DON'T have makeup on. lol.

We have apps for that, folks.

Anyway, I am not Essena Oneill and she is done with looking pretty for everyone else. She is, a little like me, (although I grew up without the pressure of social media) a very sensitive being with lots of good intentions. She wants to move mountains, make changes, go vegan, promote good lifestyles and stuff and yet, she found herself sucked into Instagram perfection. She wants to be true to herself and promote things that she cares for and is passionate about....not just because she is paid to.

Understandable. I still follow some friends who consistently post those Instagram pictures and I KNOW that they are paid posts. lol. Who are they kidding but it's fine. It's their life, not mine. I am not into paid posts unless I SAY it's a paid post which in any case, you can skip by all means because if it is paid, it means I have to say nice things about it, not exactly what I think.

I can't get past myself. And if you ask my friends, they will tell you this 'Marsha lies like a little girl'.

So, good for Essena! She's finally moving onto something she is passionate about instead of obsessing over how many praises she gets, how many likes, how many thumbs up, how many followers and all that stuff that shouldn't matter.

She is quitting 'social media', she's still using it but differently now.

Happy to see happy tears here instead. (Related video on Youtube : Essena explaining why she's quitting Social Media)


OVERWHELMED AND BEYOND WORDS GRATEFUL from Essena O'Neill on Vimeo.

Good for you, girl. Go Essena!!!

Love,
Marsha
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