Social media shouldn’t become real life

Kori Siebert, Staff Writer

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I changed my Facebook profile picture last week to a photo of my nieces and I, because I genuinely thought I looked decent and thought it could use an update. But because I changed it to something other than my significant other I got a few texts and some questions regarding my relationship status.

How has it become the norm that social media is the main source that tells us “everything” about everyone’s relationships? Instagram has just become a place where couples tell each other about their perfect dating lives, Facebook is for the perfect families and their perfect little babies and Snapchat is for everyone and anything posting about their perfect parties.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve done it to, we’re all human (except for those Instagram pages run by dogs.) There was a time I just wanted to get the perfect picture of my good-looking date and the aesthetically looking food, just to tell people I’m living my life the way I want to and it’s not hella boring.

Yet, the date was stiff and the food reminded me of my high school cafeteria.

We need to stop living on social media and start living in the real world.

Stop living for likes and don’t be jealous of people who get more than you, there’s always something going on behind that perfect square picture.

So, just because someone might change their profile picture to something other than their significant other, doesn’t mean their relationship has suddenly come to an end. Stop being bored with your life, don’t nit-pick at others, and live your damn live to the fullest without a phone in your hand.

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