We need to stop looking online For the approval We Need to feel "normal"

We need to stop looking online For the approval We Need to feel "normal"

"No one realizes the impact of these social platforms and how we are actually looking at ourselves differently based on our depiction of others and what we "should" be."

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I know it's 2018 and times have changed but let's take a second and focus on the person that you are versus the one you see online. Everyone is so intrigued by the people that lead or generation by style, presence, and materialistic items that don't really mean anything.

It's time for us millennials to support one another and stop judging by appearance and style because there are so many other important aspects of a person to look at. We are so caught up in the future and what we should be versus what we are today, which is a major issue within itself.

No one realizes the impact of these social platforms and how we are actually looking at ourselves differently based on our depiction of others and what we "should" be. This stigma has raised so many eyebrows to the point that people are actually changing their appearances to fit the social "norms" of our decade. Even starting at the age of 8 or 9, kids are starting to look to those online for the ways that they should be looking and speaking.

It's really odd hearing it back and realizing that we are actually going out of our way and changing our lives to do things that other people say is "normal". We need to stop doing this, but saying that is so much easier than actually going through the process. But let's say a video goes viral, people are listening and following up with the continuous thread immediately. Everyone is so fascinated by trends, and what if the trend was to stop and just smell the flowers.. I think if all of us just stopped and smelled flowers for a few minutes, our perception of things could actually change a little.

We don't think about things enough in this generation, we just jump to conclusions and irritate each other about perspectives that we don't necessarily agree with. If anything, just take a moment and listen to yourself and hear the things that you've never let yourself digest. As millennials, we are all too scared to even think about our present and our future when we are just sulking on the past.

Times are always changing and everyday there is something new occurring within the world around us. Just keep in mind that you're such a major part of life itself and your views my change by the actions of others, but always remember to stay true to yourself.

That's the major thing that our generation is having issues with, we don't even know who we are because everyday we are seeking the approval of others. Whether it's the social media influencers that we check up on everyday, or the one's that stream online for a a few minutes every week, someone is influencing us. The things we wear, the way we talk, and how we reach out to other people is all impacted by others.

So yes, watching people online is perfectly fine and amazing because it's entertaining and interesting to see people in all different walks of the earth sharing their stories. But make sure to stay true to yourself and keep finding out who you are and don't let anything change your process.

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44 Lyrics For When You Need An Instagram Caption

Your caption is just as important as the filter.
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Choosing the caption for your Instagram can be almost as challenging as deciding on a filter. So, if you’re ready to post that Insta, but don’t know what to say, here are 44 lyrics for when you need an Instagram caption.

1. “Be young, be dope, be proud.” - Lana Del Rey, "American"

2. “I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.” - Drake, "No Tellin’"

3. “Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.” - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

4. “I’m throwin' shade like it’s sunny.” - Nicki Minaj, "Want Some More"

5. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.” - Sia, "Chandelier"

6. “Find me where the wild things are.” - Alessia Cara, "Wild Things"

7. “If I was you, I'd wanna be me too.” - Meghan Trainor, "Me Too"

8. “Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock and sweet you roll.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"

9. “I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” - Drake, "Over"

10. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.” - Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

11. “But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all? - Bastille, "Pompeii"

12. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon, "Imagine"

13. “You can’t choose what stays and what fades away.” - Florence + The Machine, "No Light, No Light"

14. “She acts like summer and walks like rain.” - Train, "Drops of Jupiter

15. “She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too.” - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin’"

16. “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.” - Coldplay, "Fix You"

17. “Say you’ll remember me.” - Taylor Swift, "Wildest Dreams"

18. I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart.” - Sia, "Elastic Heart"

19. “Give me the beat boys and free my soul.” - Uncle Kracker, "Drift Away"

20. “One of these days the clocks will stop, and time won’t mean a thing.” - Foo Fighters, "These Days"

21. “Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.” - Brad Paisley, Perfect Storm

22. “You are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need.” Zedd feat. The Foxes, "Clarity"

23. “Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she’s got the Mercedes bends.” - The Eagles, "Hotel California"

24. “Life imitates art.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

25. “Nobody said it was easy, no one said it would be this hard.” - Coldplay, "The Scientist"

26. “You’re gonna keep my soul, it was yours to have long ago.” - State Radio, "Keepsake"

27. “Celebrate we will ‘cause life is short but sweet for certain.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Two Step"

28. “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” - Florence + The Machine, "Shake it Out"

29. “There are many things I’d like to say to you but I don’t know how.” - Oasis, "Wonderwall"

30. “You say you want a revolution, well you know we all wanna change the world.” - The Beatles, "Revolution"

31. “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.” Billy Currington, "People Are Crazy"

32. “Well my heart is gold, and my hands are cold.” - Halsey, "Gasoline"

33. “I don’t want to be heard, I want to be listened to.” - Twenty One Pilots, "Forest"

34. “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” - Mumford and Sons, "Awake My Soul"

35. “I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset.” - Augustana, "Boston"

36. “All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.” - Brandi Carlile, "The Story"

37. ‘Ready or not, here I come. Where you at? The night is young.” - Bridgit Mendler, "Ready or Not"

38. “In the land of Gods and Monsters, I was an angel.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

39. “Turns out not where, but who you’re with that really matters.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Best Of What’s Around"

40. “Know yourself, know your worth.” - Drake, "0 to 100"

41. “I’m little but I’m coming for the crown.” - Lorde, "Still Sane"

42. “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage?” - Rihanna, "Needed Me"

43. “Hands in the air like we don’t care.” - Miley Cyrus, "We Can’t Stop"

44. “I’ma keep running because a winner don’t quit on themselves.” - Beyonce, "Freedom"

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Yes, I Love My Cat More Than You, But I'm Not A 'Crazy Cat Lady'

Whoever said a dog was a girl's best friend obviously never had a cat.

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Why is it, that when someone has a dog and they love them a ton, it's normal? But when someone loves their cat to death, they're labeled as a "crazy cat lady"?

Let me tell you, cats are just as good companions as dogs. It's just a matter of finding the right cat.

We all know that cats are persnickety little creatures. They go from snuggling up next to you to pushing you away in a matter of seconds. But that's just a normal cat for you.

They want to be loved when they want to be loved, and they want to be left alone when they want to be left alone.

But as long as you honor their space, they will provide you with the same unconditional love a dog can, without having to take them outside every few hours.

Cats are proven to be a great source of emotional support. They offer a sense of companionship that aids in eliminating anxiety and depression, along with most other emotional disorders.

It's for that reason that I look forward to coming home to my kitten every day, and she's always there, waiting by the door. To be quite honest, my cat acts much similar to a dog.

Sure, she doesn't lick my face or wag her tail, but she's just as playful, bringing her toys to me, and curls up next to me every night as I fall asleep.

Long story short, I'm not a crazy cat lady.

I don't see myself growing old with 10+ cats, but I can definitely see myself living with a cat or two around the house, for the sole purpose of having the unconditional love and support they offer.

It takes patience and care, but more often than not, a cat can be a girl's best friend.

There's no dog in the world that could ever tug at my heartstrings quite like my princess Lily.

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