Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Instagram?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raise your hands if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Instagram? okay now how many of you believe half of the images you see on instagram are candid shots? {I really hope no-one believes this}. 

If you were to ask me what’s the one physical quality I am grateful for I’d tell you it’s my eyes. Here’s why, I think it’s more than a privilege that we have the ability to see the world. I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that two people could look at the same image and see two completely different messages. 

I recently had someone ask me what my thoughts are on Instagram and social media in general. This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked this and I’m sure it won’t be the last but my answer hasn’t changed. The way I digest what I see will be different from the way someone much younger than me does or anyone really. I say this because I consciously consume the images I see on my feed. I know if an image was created for the purpose of selling and or to gain “likes” and by no means is this a bad thing. To each is own. I do, however, believe we all have a responsibility to be mindful of what we post regardless of whether you have personal brand or business on social media. I also know that we can’t control other people, We can only control ourselves and how we choose to perceive what we are thrown with on a daily base.  

Be mindful. Follow accounts that inspire you to move in life, encourage you to be better, celebrates people’s differences. No, you do not have to feel personally victimized by Instagram. You can learn to gain a more positive perspective as we grow into this new world of instant gratification. We all see the world differently and that’s the beauty of it. So, create and have fun more importantly allow other accounts to inspire you not hinder your creative path. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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