It's Okay To Post For The Wrong Reasons, Just Be Aware Of It
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

It's Okay To Post For The Wrong Reasons, Just Be Aware Of It

We all post for a reason, yet we always seem to deny it.

32
It's Okay To Post For The Wrong Reasons, Just Be Aware Of It
Pexels

We all post for a reason. We do. Many will tell you that no, that they do it because they just "feel like it." That's not necessarily wrong, but that's also not right.

My writing this article has its own reasons. I could just say that I'm writing this because it's "something that needs to be said," but that would only be part of it. Why do I think that? Maybe I made this because I have been thinking it and need to write it down to think of something else. I may just feel alone and unproductive and attempting to fill that emptiness by getting something done. Why am I writing an article in the first place? The reason doesn't have to be complicated, nor does it have to be glorious. But there is a reason I'm writing nonetheless.

Now, a little bit about social media. People's relationship with it gets treated like makeup most of the time. When you ask why someone uses it or posts on it, they dismiss the question and answer that there doesn't need to be a reason. They just "want to," except that's just not correct.

Whether it's to feel validated, to get back at your ex with a couple of pictures, to feel less lonely by posting a picture with friends, to appear as a more attractive person (both for social or sexual means) by showing cool places you've been at around the world, there's a reason why we post.

They don't have to be bad. Maybe you just want to build your online presence to improve your credibility towards possible future employers. Maybe you just want to have a good profile that people can search if they are talking about you to someone else.

Regardless, we tend to forget that, like makeup, it's something that we apply to our (online) appearance in order to paint it how we want to look. Again, that's not necessarily bad, but it's certainly something we can't forget.

And there's nothing wrong with that, as long as you don't lie to yourself while doing it. Know why your post. And even better, don't deny it. It doesn't have to be bad. We post for different reasons.

Just remember: you can fool the world, but you can't fool yourself. At least not forever.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

How Long Would It Take To Mine A Bitcoin?

No one will give you the correct answer to this question because there are a lot of details that they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

13609
Mine A Bitcoin

they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Cakes You Need to Try This Winter

Spending the winter trying different cakes can be a great way to combat seasonal depression. Lift the spirits of your entire family by trying these five cakes.

29849
Try This Winter

The winter can be a dull time spent indoors with very little change. But, it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to spice up your daily routine, and dessert is one of them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Reasons to Consider a Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty."

102933
Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty." But if you're thinking about becoming a defense attorney, it's not this pretty simple. Defense lawyers argue that their clients are innocent because they don't want their actions to seem suspect in any way. They essentially say for the sake of the argument itself. If you're trying to decide whether or not becoming a defense attorney is something you would like to do, here are five reasons why it's worth considering:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What Everyone Should Know About Online Degrees

Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

201323
Online Degrees

The rising popularity of online college and graduate school degrees has completely changed the face of education and student life. It's no longer necessary to pack up all your belongings and head off to a distant locale in order to earn a diploma. Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What I am thankful for

I am saying one thing that I am thankful each day for until Thanksgiving. You try it to it will bring you joy.

149849
It's Thanksgiving time
Element5 Digital

November 1st, I am thankful for God and Jesus. I put my faith in them, they protect and help me through the happy and the sad in life. I could not imagine a world without them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments