There are some really great articles and posts making their way around the internet about how we portray ourselves on Facebook and what’s really going on. My personal favorite is from a Jewish parenting website, Kveller.com, titled ‘We Need to Stop Telling Lies on Facebook.’ If you haven’t read it, you must! You will laugh your butt off. From the article:
My life on Facebook is an airbrushed and Instagrammed image of my real life. I edit the suckage because I want people to think I have my shit together.
Now, I don’t think we necessarily lie on Facebook. Our cheery, happy, beautiful pictures are real life. We aren’t making this stuff up (unless you’re photoshopping yourself into beach scenes and a set of six pack abs). They just aren’t the whole truth. Everyone’s life looks perfect from a social media lens. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve experienced Facebook envy.
I’m sure some people think my life is comprised of pure bliss, running on scenic trails day in and day out and hanging out at the beach. While that is almost true, there is more to the story. Photos only tell a portion of the truth. I like to think I keep it real on Facebook,
Instagram and my blog, but when I looked a little more closely, I realized I don’t always divulge all of the dirty details. So, in the spirit of being honest, I will share the whole truth behind some of my very own Facebook and Instagram photos.
leisurely enjoy my morning with coffee, a book and my adorably perfect
Tell me something completely true that you would never put on Facebook.