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I will say this over and over again until people understand me.
I don’t like TUMBLR very much. I think it’s a clever site, that has good prospects and amazing qualities. However, I think it gives too much of a unrealistic representation of reality. The images are edited and simulated to reflect a more envious view.
I think that most of the fashionable images, are produced with skinny, stunning girls with happy faces. This raises expectations of the ‘perfect image’, and I believe has a major affect on emotions, especially for teenagers. I think society and the media have the most important role in telling people how to fit in, and how to be ‘normal’.
Constantly on TUMBLR i’m scrolling past images of perfect big houses, expensive handbags, luxury make-up products, the ‘perfect’ friendships and relationships, anything and everything that looks ‘perfect’. Fair enough, people like looking at luxuries, however I feel it can come across quite condescending. Not many people have all this, infact I don’t know anybody that has this.
I’m just a girl from England who lives in a small house, goes to a state college and has been born into a family whereby if I don’t work hard for qualifications and money, I will get no where in life as my family do not have a penny to the name. However, after viewing the images and blogs on TUMBLR, I tend to forget how lucky I am. Yes, these images reflect the ‘perfect’ life that I wish I had, and I do dream of having, however I have, and probably will remain to live without these things quite happily. My family have stood by me through everything and always go to the nth degree to help me in every possible way. I’ve never been through anything traumatic or tragic, therefore everyday I should count my blessings. I think TUMBLR, and the mass media has overtook many things so powerfully and rapidly, that we forget about the close things around us.
”We used to just make friends so easily. Never judging anyone was how it’s meant to be. Our parents were always heroes in our eyes, but TV and magazines soon changed our minds.” - Gabielle Aplin. I think this is so so true and I respect every word of that song.
So my point is, you can scroll down and see all these simulated objects of desire that you feel like you need in your life to make you happy, grieve for the ‘perfect’ body and the pretty face which atomically means you’re accepted if you have it, but I will always know that most of these things won’t make you happy. You should be happy with yourself anyway.
“I shouldn’t have to think, ‘who I am to supposed to be today?’ And what gave you the right, to tell me who I should be? Who gave you that right? ‘Cause I feel lovely, just the way that I am. Yes I, I feel lovely the way that I am.” - Sara Haze.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t feel like if you don’t have all these things in life, that you won’t be happy. I’m happy. I’m happier than most people, and I don’t have anything like this.
please remember this.