I recently read this New York Times article called The Agony of Instagram. To sum it up, many people feel "instajealous" after stalking their friends' "fabulous" lives on Instagram, and feel sad when they see instagrams of cool people eating snacks without them.
I agree with this somewhat. Facebook posers, we all know them, we all hate them. And Instagram gives these awful people yet another medium to share their "awesome" lives with us through all sorts of glittery filters (as if getting minute by minute Twitter updates wasn't bad enough...).
Then I remember, my life is pretty great, and everything, literally everything, looks super fancy and cool and awesome through "Amaro" or "Lo-fi."
Instagram has the ability to make this squished McDonald's sausage McMuffin that I ate in my dad's car before the ACT look appealing. Case and point.
I dont think there's anything inherently wrong with this, its just the nature of Instagram.
Last weekend, I Instagrammed a pretty fancy breakfast of banana rum french toast (all doused in powdered sugar). Am I going to Instagram my daily bowl of watery oatmeal? Nope.
I Instagrammed my hair on this day that my hair looked particularly nice after yoga class. Does my hair usually look like this? Nope. It is usually tied up in a Costco headband.
Then should Instagram be full of lumpy oatmeal and Costco headbands?
NO! But we should all take it with a grain of salt (kind of like reality T.V.). I'm sure that EVEN LAUREN CONRAD eats watery oatmeal and wears headbands from Costco sometimes.
So as Christmas approaches, and you start scrolling through pictures of 12 foot tall Christmas trees, glamorous Christmas parties, and luxurious presents, just take a moment to be thankful for the things that you have, and remember that everything looks better through an "amaro" filter.
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