Dear The “Perfect Girls” On Social Media,
You most likely sit there behind a screen all day, just like you are doing right now! You are reading these words, whether it be on a phone or a computer, you are behind a screen. You use that screen as a tool to hide what you really are feeling inside.
While behind that screen, you show yourself in ways that you want others to see you. Meanwhile, you might be suffering on the other side, and no one can be there for you... they do not know how you really feel.
You probably show yourself off as if you are the most confident person in the world, and others probably inspire to be like you, but truly inside, you probably are not the most confident, and you might dislike or even hate many things about yourself.
You probably tell the world on your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook that you are feeling alright when you feel like things are crumbling around you, then you go off of your phone every night feeling sad, angry, or the urge to cry.
Well, does this sound familiar?
If it does, I have a solution, and some words of wisdom for you.
First, being the way you are now with hiding your emotions, and who you are makes others want to be the “perfect” picture that you put of yourself on the internet. Expressing your true self will help inspire others to do the same, and get the world out of the “perfect” mindset that society today has brought onto the people, especially girls of our current day. It is something hard to do, but if enough people do it, I believe that it could be enough to let a lot of people allow themselves to finally express themselves. If so many people did always do that though, then this letter would had no purpose, so I will continue.
Second, do not try to hide your emotions. Others will judge, yes, but that is apart of life. That is apart life as it stands, but I believe that negative words do not truly matter when they are meant to hurt someone or yourself. Remember that old phrase “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Well, use that phrase and apply it to your life. When you get a bad comment in real life or on the internet, try not to let it get to you. It might be hard at first, but you got this! I promise that it is all truly worth it in the end, to be proud of yourself and to love yourself is what will keep you from constantly feeling down on social media. Just smile sometimes when you are happy too because I believe that smiles are beautiful and deserve to be on your face and shared with the world.
Third of all, you do not have to hide. Everyone is different and with that, no one is perfect. Differences are a good thing and there truly is no “perfect” person. The person that you are showing on that social media account is who everyone wants to be, but no one truly can be at all. No one can truly be that only because there are all different types of personalities, sizes, and just people in general. Seriously, just be yourself and it is the best thing. When you are yourself, you find the real people in this world. Those real people are the ones that stick by you no matter what and always are there to have fun with you, talk to you, and just let you be yourself around them.
All of those people you can find by being yourself and not hiding your true self behind that screen.
Someone who knows your pain