Forgetting That Some of Us Do Know You Offline
Of course, nobody expects you to show the world your lowest, saddest, or ugliest moments. When you share pieces of you or a glimpse into your personal life, it’s understandable that you are showing us your best.
People seem to forget that some of your social media friends actually know you offline and have a strong reference point to compare your social media persona with reality. We don’t all rely on what you present to know who you are and what you’re about. This means some of us had a private chuckle on Christmas seeing you and your significant other in your brand new matching pajamas knowing you just told him his mama was ugly in front of the whole neighborhood the day before. We may also recognize you under those many filters you use for your photos.
Yes, social media is a carefully curated world, but let’s not stray too far from reality.