"Do it for the 'gram."
I'm guilty of this, too. Who doesn't want hundreds of likes or people viewing their story? It is especially nice when that special someone you have your eyes on double taps your photo or snaps back.
But where does this push our focus towards? It leaves it on the approval from others, sometimes from people we barely know. It feels like an accomplishment when everyone is aware of how awesome are lives are, evident through what we post on social media.
But what does this give us in terms of experiences? It gives us moments revolved around a lens, screen, or whatever platform you use - a barrier between you and fully surrendering to the present and your surroundings.
I am guilty of trying to document everything in my life, and I am in full support of capturing meaningful, silly, heartbreaking, and all moments in between.
However, I am also trying to and in full support of sometimes simply taking the environment instead of trying to produce one through the internet.