In our world, there is so much hate. There are so many reasons people feel alone because their perception is no one else shares their insecurities or struggles. People often post their best versions of themselves onto the media. That way, no one can see the imperfections. This makes social media a void where people try to make their lives appear to be perfect while simultaneously comparing their image to everyone else's.
Instead, we should think about using the media and our other forms of communication as a means in which to present our true selves. We should use the media to lift each other up, instead of having a silent competition of who has the better life. We should be posting about our honest journeys, and recognize that we are each on our own.
In addition, we should actively make an effort every day to brighten someone else's life. Not only will this give us an incentive to further continue our self-love journey, but it will create a chain reaction to spread more love.
How many times have you been out in public and seen someone you thought was really pretty, but didn't say anything? How many times has someone done something you thought was extremely admirable, but you didn't outwardly acknowledge them for it? How many times have you seen someone clearly struggling, and didn't think it was your place to help out?
It is always your place. Yes, there are boundaries. However, you'd be surprised to see how much a helping hand really makes a difference—how much a smile can make someone's day lighter, how much a compliment could assist on someone's journey to see themselves as more beautiful, how much empathizing can make people feel so much less alone.
We don't have to be in this alone; we can be in this life together.
That all being said, here are some things that YOU can do to spread more love and make the world a better place!