As I sit and reflect on my own life, sometimes I wonder if I am truly living my life to the fullest. I will often catch myself feeling obligated to post something on my Snapchat story to somehow prove that I am doing something with my life, but then I step back and realize that this is not a healthy way to live. It also is not healthy to sit on your phone and mindlessly look at everyone else's story on Snapchat and compare what you are doing in your life to their little 10-second clip of nonsense. We all know that you are just posting something to try and "fit in" with everyone else.
And honestly, what is the point. We waste so much valuable time worrying about what everyone else is doing in their daily lives and that ultimately takes away from our day. We could all be devoting more of our precious energy into doing the things that make us happy and soaking up the moments if we just said "screw it" and didn't care about posting anything on Snapchat, or any other social media platform, for the world to see.
That is why I am trying to limit how much I spend viewing other people's "stories" because it can become so toxic. And all of those people who post videos and pictures 24/7 of their every waking move are much more dedicated than I will ever be. Unlike most people, when I am on a fun trip or out to eat somewhere, the first thing that pops into my mind isn't "wow I should post about this," or "let me take a picture of this." It just seems so silly to me.
Of course, I might take personal photos that stay in my camera roll on my phone for me to look back at, yes. However, I don't make it a priority to post it for all my followers to see. Some moments are just meant to be private and I personally believe that is the better route to take so people are not always up in your business.
There are some people that just want to creep on your life because they have nothing better to do, and you have the right to publicize whatever you wish, but some things are better left just keeping to yourself or sharing with a few people you trust.
Overall, I hope to adopt this mentality of living my life for myself more and I hope this inspires others to do the same. After all, we only have one life to live, so we better embrace it and make the most of it. Don't worry about what other people are doing or what they think. The only opinion that matters is yours, so as long as you are living a life that makes you happy, that's all that really matters in the end.