The Things People Fake for Social Media Attention
Do We All Do This?
I don't know if I should put myself in this category of faking the reality. I do take selfies; they are mostly close up, and I do smooth my face out, but I don't think I have ever faked anything besides that. I would be too embarrassed to fake a relationship or a vacation spot. I feel as if that is going a little over the top for attention.
I'm not seeking attention with my selfies. I actually like it when I take a good picture, and so, I'll doll it up just a little and then post it. However, it's more for the involvement of contributing to my page. I have a boring life. I have boring details of that life, so why not a selfie, right?
The poor souls that go so far out of the way to post fake photos is what inspired my poem here today. I don't mind. I'm not here putting people down. The truth is I actually kind of enjoy the entertainment of it. It's really funny, and I like funny stuff!
I suppose when I reminisce,
there are parts of the past
that I miss...
the not knowing every piece
of so many other lives, and
that thought-provoking moment
of a clear mind.
Though, which is me, then
stares at a screen, and I observe
these perfect, energetic, lives of
Oh, silly thing, but it all must be
such an illusion, and you do love
the magical themes you
Would you not so miss the blessing
of later realizing your own simpleton
Sit back, silly girl, and
marvel in your boring blessings;
my devious giggle filling me up with
This, being my ability to enjoy the
work of all the exhausting and false
attempts at being something they are
perfection only exists throughout the
land of what's not...
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