The social media chaos.
We live in an era where Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat have more importance in our lives
rather than actually connecting with people. Everyone wants to win in the game of likes. Where we feel its important to
follow every single trend blindlessly. Whether it be the selfie trend, Snapchat dog
filter, #hashtag, or any kind of stupid
dare. There might be people who don’t follow this trend on a regular basis but
I really doubt if someone says they have not followed it
Not being a
spoil sport I thought sometimes it’s okay to follow these trend. I just
remember a day when I observed everyone I know is talking about Snapchat. So
out of curiosity I downloaded it. Once snapchat was installed in my mobile it
took a little time to get familiar with that app and that gave me a lot to
think about my technical skills!! Yes I’m actually stupid.
But once I
was familiar with that app I started noticing that everyone was continuously
posting about what movie were they watching, What they ate for dinner, What
they drank. What they wore and on and on and on!! Basically they were posting a
daily feed everyday single day. When I thought of posting something too. I
realised my daily activities were not as cool as them. So my brain gave me a dumb
idea about faking it. While I was enjoying some old melodies I played some English
grooves which I have no interest in listening but just for posting a super fake
story I did. I clicked my food before eating it. And damn that was really
Then I gave
a thought what am I doing? Is this all really necessary? Why am I trying to
prove everyone that I am cool even when I’m not? Is this I’m doing for a those
girls of my college who wastes all money in buying clothes from sale or for
that handsome boy from the basketball team who have no idea that I exist. Does living an enchanting life is
But when I
observed all this more closely I saw everyone is faking about their cool lives at some point.
Everyone is pretending about their lifestyle when the truth is completely
are going to starbucks for a coffee or other drinks they are not actually going there
to enjoy tazo calm chamomile or Caramel
Brulee Frappuccino (it is so hard to pronounce even) but it is mostly just for a
checkin and some selfies which they’ll upload before they even finish drinking
it. Or a simple morning walk is not limited to fitness or peace its about #morningwalk #earlymorning #stayfit #peace #silence. All this doesn't end by just posting a picture. First it takes a lot of efforts in editing it. Then it include choosing a perfect caption and once all this is done another story starts. Story of likes and comments. And in all this chaos we waste our precious time.
was when I saw people writing wanderlust
or traveller in their profile bio. But they hardly go for trip once in a year
and that to not more than 10 days. So I don’t think it counts as a traveller
but dude it makes their bio cool isn’t it?? Ahh until someone knows the truth I
And 1 trip to any place is equals to 1000 pictures and they say we click
pictures so that we can relive the moment but what about the idea of living at
that particular moment? What about enjoying the beauty of sunset before
clicking a picture and posting it on social networking sites.
Why we forget to live at that moment? Why we get
trapped in the virtual world? Those pictures will definitely take you back to that moment but standing
beside your loved one and living that moment is something that will not need a
photograph to take you back to the memory lane!!