Thursday Thoughts: The "Other"

It seems that every day I can't help but think about the impact that technology has on our lives. Being in your 20's is a weird time, because you are trying to figure out what you're doing with your life while also coming to terms with the fact that no one else really knows what they're doing either. 
This sounds ridiculous and almost shallow, but I was thinking about the people on Instagram and their filters, themes and editing that made a perfect collage of photos. This is more effort than just posting great stuff, it's a careful evaluation of what one's own personal brand is. And it's stressful- especially for someone who feels like they are changing every day. 

There's a great quote that everyone is a mixture of the 5 people they spend the most time with. It's scary to think that to be your own true self it means not having any guide book- you can't copy someone perfectly no matter how much you like them and you shouldn't. I also came across this photo a few weeks ago with the caption "happiness lies within your attitude, not the things you have." When it comes down to it, we're more than just a carefully constructed photo, editing, or even the number of followers that seems to control our entire culture. Sometimes we can do is just take a step back, relax and live. {Image}

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