“Everyone presents an edited version of life on social media. People share moments that reflect an ideal life, an ideal self.”

Last week, everyone was sharing this story of the runner whose life looked perfect online, until she killed herself. Everyone, on Facebook last week, shared this story with some kind of lesson they’d learned hopefully. And, then, I guess they went back to choosing which parts of their lives they want to curate to be what they think their life should look like. Stop it. Stop doing that. Stop pretending the edited version is the real version. It’s only bad for everyone.

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One thought on ““Everyone presents an edited version of life on social media. People share moments that reflect an ideal life, an ideal self.”

  1. Thank you for linking to the story about Madison Holleran, Kelly. I have nothing to add but am grateful to you for bringing it to my attention and for your wise words.

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