Love Trumps Hate

Love will always trump hate. We tear one another apart for fun. We belittle people because it’s easier than praising them. We torment people to make ourselves feel better. We choose not to listen because listening could mean having to care for someone other than ourselves. We think it’s in our wiring to be selfish and spiteful but it’s not. It takes so little effort to just be nice to someone, to genuinely care for them. It can be such a rewarding feeling to care for and acknowledge other people’s greatness. No matter what anyone says, the best you’re ever going to feel is when you shine a light into someone else’s life. Not when you’re hating on them or trying to stoop them down to your level but when you’re encouraging others, when you’re making others feel good about themselves. Hatred has only ever brought destruction, pain and jealousy.

I cannot understand those who ignore others and look straight through them because they think they are better than everyone, as if they have a higher stand compared to the rest of us. I hate to come crashing down on this little pedestal you’ve made for yourself but ultimately we’re all equal when we’re dead so why live a life where people avoid you and don’t like you because of the way you present yourself? When you walk around being nasty and hateful to others you are only really hurting yourself. Your actions are always a reflection of yourself over anyone else. No matter what someone has or does do to you, you have a choice to how you react to it. Others can not define you who are, only you have that power. Be someone that others look forward to seeing, be the person that people enjoy being around and enjoy greeting. Don’t walk around thinking that you’re better than everyone because you have more money than others or because you think that you’re better looking than them. That will come right back to haunt you. Reflect on how you approach others and life in general. Be the best you that you possibly can be, and trust me, it’s a whole lot easier than you think.

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Deceived By Social Media

It’s a funny thing, social media. There are so many great things about it, like how connected we can be to people all over the world but there are also down sides to it all. We only put the best of ourselves on our socials, naturally. However, there’s a big difference between uploading a selfie from your best side to creating a false identity to make yourself look like a different person than you actually are. I’m not trying to put anyone down but it is insane the amount of times I see people uploading a photograph to Instagram that is a complete facade from who they actually are. I don’t quiet understand how people can do this to the extremes. Be who you are and be proud of that. If you’re unhappy with who you are then change yourself not your instagram bio.

What you see on social media:

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The reality behind the image:

 

I really am struggling with this whole ‘perfect life’ thing and the way others portray themselves across social media. Even little funny things like my friends tell me the stories behind a photo they’re tagged in and how it wasn’t as great as it seemed in the snapshot that was taken. I know all things happen this way these days but I don’t understand why. Why are so many people more interested in their social media presence and what those looking at their profiles think of them rather than their actual friends and people that are actually there for them in their lives. We’ve grown into the selfie generation where we don’t care about anyone else but ourselves and how many likes we can get on our posts. I make a vow to never create a false presence on social media to please others or to make my self appear in a way that is not who I truly am. Be yourself, that way there will be no surprises when people meet you in person. We shouldn’t feel afraid to put our true selves on our socials, we should be proud of who we are and build ourselves up by celebrating our individual tastes and ideas.