Lets look plastic, fake and unrealistic – because I want to be famous…
Getting the “Hollywood look” is believed to be something of a trend recently, especially in the Instagram-sphere. People want their skin to look smoother than a babies bum, eyes bigger than normal, necks elongated to the length of a giraffe and muscles popping out from areas on the body, where biologically – there just shouldn’t be any there.
All for what? Sex? More likes and attention? Probably.
Our world is becoming sadder by the day. I find especially in the LGBT community a lot of people find it compulsory to look exemplary 24/7, online and in person when the harsh reality some may find, is that this is just not humanly possible nor natural to put on a facade of falseness. Everyone should start being themselves, not pretend to be “Hollywood stars.”
Sure, put up an Instagram post, let the world know you are beautiful but avoid posting just for male or female attention – that is just absurd. Post pictures of yourself online to recognise your own beauty, for individual self-esteem, to be vain within is fine but to be vain amongst others lets off a smelly aroma of superiority and snobbery.
You are not better than anyone else, everyone was created equally at point of birth. Despite your looks, your wealth and attitude towards life, we are the same, as unfortunate that may seem for many.
People should live for themselves, not others and be confident for themselves, not others.
The green and blue planet we live on today is slowly changing its colours. We constantly look through filters rather than the purest realness. This must change.
We face many difficulties and struggles today. From political unsteadiness and unbalance, to an eroding climate which is killing of vibrant and exquisite animal habitats, I feel if people were more true to themselves, that would be a big step in the right direction to fixing humanity’s many other problems it faces in the current day and age we live in.
So what triggered this blog post? Let me explain.
Everyday I tend to visit the Instagram app, see what people are posting and doing with their lives. Since visiting Los Angeles and in fact living in Hollywood for three months I ‘attracted’ numerous followers, especially within the gay community – which is great – but it made me realise the clear cut between the type of posts of guys who live in Los Angeles compared to London. Their lifestyle, general image and perception, I find personally too perfect. There Instagram posts come across with no bodily imperfections of difficulties – just a perfect LA lifestyle and body.
I go back to what I said earlier. Post pictures online to recognise your own, individual beauty but don’t post to promote your perfections and attractiveness. It can be mentally damaging to others self-esteem, create anxiety within and cause a feeling of unworth.
To conclude, think before you post, think about what you’re putting out there in the bigger scheme of things and realise the implications you could cause other people.