Today, more than ever, we are surrounded by ideals of living the perfect life. All these Instagram models adverting their perfect lives, with their "naturally" filled lips, "natural" perky boobs, teeny tiny waists and weight loss teas. I mean the pressure is real! Currently it is more important to give the allure that you are living the perfect than actually living it. Everything we post needs to give people envy, whether it is things we do or things we have. This whole fascination with material possessions is taking over our way of living life. We are currently living in a world that is governed by social media, we no longer care about how things are - only about how they seem.
I am not going to sit here and be a hypocrite, I am the biggest social media fan; Instagram and Snapchat are the two applications that used the most on my phone. I probably use these applications a little too vigorously sometimes... or most of the time.
We are fixated on making everything seem perfect, happy, and fun, without it actually being it, the only satisfaction that we want is the popularity contest which consists of the number of likes and followers you have. We need and live on the number of times people double click on that photo, video or boomarang. We live in a world where social media plays the role of the dominatrix and we are simply her submissive's. Whether you want to admit it or not, we will all buy in to this buzz that social media has created for us, we all use hashtags, we all post on some form of social media to make our voices heard, whether you do it once, twice or everyday; the point is that you do it. The allure of perfection has trumped happiness.
The need for being or feeling wanted or needed through social media has never been greater. You can be a nobody in your private life, but it won't matter since you have 10,000 followers on Instagram or Twitter, you get 17,000 likes on your photos and a couple of hundred new followers a week. The generation of the Instagram and Photoshop models will probably end up being the best generation of fakers, it will be the generation that will be too focused on making everything seem perfect than it actually being perfect.