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60% of people lie on social media
I just read an article that said 60% of people lie on social media…Yes…60%
I was shocked, I figured yes, some people lie but 60%? That is a lot of bullshit out there.
Sure on social media you can be richer, you can elude to have a bigger house, to having the perfect family, to being extremely happy.
I know when it comes to dating… well the statistics are definitely higher there, I’ll bet they didn’t include that in their count, I can tell you that for sure.
They lie about their age, their weight, their height, their hair. Being in shape for some of them means like a round shape. Working out means getting up and down from the couch to the fridge for more beer.
And the pictures from 10 years ago or just head shots…please, let me not go there!
Yes, I know for a fact more than 60% lie on the dating sites. That must have been another survey, all in its self.
Look I was one of those people, I put up pictures of a “happy” family, ohhh look here we are with all our toys…how sweet, look at all our stuff, look at our, all the time, fancy vacations…ohhh.. aren’t we the perfect family?
When in reality my life was a frigging mess, I hated him, he was horrible, the kids were afraid of him and I cried every night in a bath with wine and sleeping pills. Please I needed to get the Oscar for my performance…Yes, I was definitely one of the 60%.
So why did I lie? I had a big ego, I didn’t want anyone to know how bad I screwed up, how I picked yet another bad one, how I moved 1500 miles, leaving everything for a man I knew nothing about. I liked the big life, showing off…look at what I got…see I wasn’t going to stuck in that hick town with nothing, I had something to prove, or so I thought.
But as we grow and learn we realize… well at least apparently I did, just not quite the other 60%.
Its so much better not to lie, to live real, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.
I am no longer worried about the skeletons in my closet, I let them out, there is nothing to hide and that is an amazing feeling.
Like me or not, I don’t really care, you do not pay my bills.
Yes, I screwed up more times than I have fingers and toes…okay?
Yes, I’ve fell on my face in front of the whole world…so?
Yes, I’ve picked the losers time and time again…and your point is??
Look we’ve all been there done that, your lying if you say no. I chose to out my own stuff, to learn from it and to hopefully teach others lessons.
I lived in the shadows, in the dark, worrying about people finding out my truth for too long, never again!
So today my friends ask yourself are you part of the 60% and if your truthful (Even just to yourself )
and you are, ask yourself why?
What are you afraid of?
So what if people knew? Are they going to leave? Then they weren’t ever really there for you.
What you’ll lose face? So what in 2 months no one will remember or care.
Your real life isn’t as great as your social media life…
Obviously neither is 60% of people, your not alone.
Let it go, live in your real life, let the skeletons outs…perfect timing its almost Halloween.
Free yourself, learn from your mistakes, help others come out of their closets, except others for their truths. It will blow your mind how freeing it is…don’t be one of the 60% lying on social media.
“Be the change you want to see”
“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”
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