The reason we’re so comfortable around friends is because we can strip away the plastic and can be ourselves, zits and all.
The problem with social media is that while it allows for the perfected self, it also undermines reality. Juxtaposing our screen lives and raw selves can make us feel fraudulent.
Technology spreads unreality.
The law of attraction says that we can achieve what we think, visualize, and collect. But what colonizes parts of our mind with fantasies and ideals also deceives us.
Technology may spread unreality, but there is no substitute for facts.
No matter how many times we pollute Instagram with the edited self, the squares decompose as quickly as they’re shared.
Life doesn’t recycle on the internet’s stage.