I’ve wanted to talk about something for a while.. First off, social media is a facade, a fucking mirage. No ones life is really what it seems to be on here. We are all fighting some kind of battle,myself included, but all we post are the highlights or fake happiness of our lives. It’s no coincidence that studies are now coming out that show that mental health issues are as bad as they’ve ever been with teenagers and young adults. Young women facing self esteem and confidence issues because they see perfectly photoshopped people that don’t even look like that in real life, people feeling inadequate because their life might not be as fun and exciting, or have the material things their fav celebrities and influencers do, and peoples “worth” being based off likes and followers. It’s all bullshit. Social media really has turned into some kind of monster and has warped reality in that it makes people feel they have to always present themselves in a perfect way in order to get “validation” from peers. I wish more people could be candid and vulnerable on here. You aren’t weak for being depressed or having doubts, or fears. You are not alone, and if more people could have honest dialogue and be authentic, it would help tremendously in feeling closer to one another compared to the distance that this platform is actually bringing. This is supposed to be a community and at the end of the day, we’re all in this together, or at least, we should be.