Don't Be That Person Who Judges People By Their Social Media Persona

Don't Be That Person Who Judges People By Their Social Media Persona

Not everyone you come across on Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook acts the same in person.

1344
views

Can we all agree that...

1. Not everyone you come across on Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook acts the same in person.

2. Social media has created a platform to judge people by the way they look in the pictures they post.

3. A whole new forum of criticism was established by the creation of social media pages.

4. Judging someone based on their posts completely nullifies the point of a "first impression."

5. Social media blindsides people and deprives them of discovering the real, raw characteristics and personalities of the person they are judging.

Ask any of my family members and/or friends... I'm on social media almost everywhere I go. I've come to the conclusion that it's very unhealthy and probably the reason my eyesight is getting worse. I'm guilty of scrolling through my Instagram feed (for hours) checking out profile after profile, picture after picture. I'm far from judgmental but find myself silently forming opinions about people I don't know simply based on a picture. This is something I believe we aren't conscious of because everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion and it's so innocent to do so. BUT! We need to be more aware of this because it's starting to develop into something much more than forming an opinion.

Social media platforms should be places where individuals can post whatever they want (within ethical/moral reason). It should be a place to express yourself freely without backlash. Nowadays teenagers are consumed with the thought that the pictures they post have to be absolutely perfect, so they have to edit the sh*t out of their pictures... that's honestly sad.

As someone who follows multiple celebrities and models both my age and older, I'm guilty of telling myself my posts have to look amazing otherwise I won't post. I also find myself asking, "why don't I look just as good as she does?" or "I wish I was skinnier and had dope outfits like her." As of today I stopped asking myself those questions because it's all general.

People will even judge models and celebrities so what's the point of wishing for things you don't have. THERE IS NO POINT! And about wanting more likes... just give up... likes are irrelevant. If you think your post is worth a million likes then that's all that matters (you're probably saying "wtf" right now but I'm serious, likes are irrelevant).

If you have enough time in your day to look at someone's post and say "she's fat," "she's too skinny," or "her nose is too big, why do her posts get more likes than mine?" and you don't even PERSONALLY know the person... you need to either get a job or find a hobby! They could currently be going through something traumatic or could have been affected by something in the past that you aren't aware of. And even if you DO know the person, take into account their feelings before you make fun of their posts.

In addition to thinking before you comment, think about what happens if you actually meet the person face to face who you were judging. What if they turn out to be completely different than what you thought? Would you feel bad? Would you even give them a chance to be themselves even though you have preconceived opinions?

Build people up, don't break them down! Stalking people's lives isn't cute. Get to know the person for who they are before you judge.

Cover Image Credit:

Elijah O'Donell / Unsplash

Popular Right Now

10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

77582
views

Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

Travis Scott album cover

  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

    Drake

    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj

    assets.rbl.ms

    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg

    assets.rbl.ms

    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

    For more posts by this author visit themoshup.com!

    Related Content

    Connect with a generation
    of new voices.

    We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

    Learn more Start Creating

    On Social Media, What You See Is NEVER What You Get

    We're all guilty of it, but does that mean we should normalize it?

    7
    views

    It used to be something we only saw in magazines, but with apps like FaceTune, Slim & Skinny, Pixlr, and Adobe Photoshop now available on cell phones, the possibilities are endless. It's almost expected, nowadays. Before you post a photo, you're to add filters, whiten your teeth, shrink your waist, and attach a cute caption claiming how you "just woke up like this." It's just for fun, right? I mean, you're just tweaking minor details about your body & plastering it all over the internet. It's harmless!

    Hmmm, try again.

    It may seem innocent at first - a little smoothing of your skin or stretching your legs to appear taller. Maybe you receive more likes on that particular post with followers commenting, "goals!" So next time you decide to share a photo, you add another dimension like tanned skin or shinier hair. Sooner or later you realize that a) the before and after photos are extremely different, b) you look nothing like your actual self, and c) you're lying to all of your followers. Social media was meant for (I assume) raw authenticity, candid moments, and intimate communication, but has now transformed into a parade of pretty girls showing off their photoshop skills.

    One of my absolute favorite Instagram accounts, @beauty.false, describes its mission in one swift statement, "Celebrities look like this. We know the truth". In short, @beauty.false takes a candid/natural photo of a celebrity or influencer and compares it to the photoshopped version that was posted on their account. Though fairly evident, their intention is not solely to expose the people in the photos, but rather to spread the message to social media users that "what you see isn't always what you get". Like the famous model Cindy Crawford once said, "I wish I looked like Cindy Crawford" in reference to a digitally altered image of herself on the cover of a magazine. These men and women DON'T LOOK LIKE THIS IN REAL LIFE. Unfortunately, young media illiterate users cannot tell the difference - can you blame them? Seriously, these edits are really well done and extremely believable. Take a look...





    Though people may argue saying, "Leave them alone. It makes them feel better about themselves!" Does it? Does it really make you feel better when you stare at that edited version of yourself and then look in the mirror at the real you? How you only find yourself appealing when you shrink yourself on an app?

    It's honestly sad because these women pictured above are truly beautiful without photoshop. Yes, they have wrinkles and big noses and thicker thighs and flatter butts, but that's okay because who doesn't??? And personally, I would want my followers/friends/family/significant other to like me for me, not some plastic barbie doll who has my eyes. I know this is easy to say, but you have to love yourself first. It won't come quickly and it won't come easily, but you'll thank yourself for it in the years to come.

    Related Content

    Facebook Comments