60% of people lie on social media
This week I have talked alot about sucicde and how sometimes we don’t see it coming because no one talks about the issues of their lives. We looked at Robin Williams. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and think they had perfect lives and yet they all took their own lives.
They were in pain and they never spoke of it, see we only see what people want us to see and most of it is lies.
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 having a bigger house, to having the perfect family, to being extremely happy.
I know when it comes to dating there is alot of lying going on there. The statistics are definitely higher there and I’ll bet they didn’t include that in their count, I can tell you that for sure.
In dating 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 then there’s 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 know all about lying on social media, I was one of those people. I put up pictures of my “happy” family, ohhh look here we are with all our toys…how sweet, look at all our stuff. Look at our fancy vacations, to this perfect place or that amazing place…ohhh.. aren’t we the just 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 be stuck in that hick town with nothing, I had something to prove, or so I thought.
But as we grow and learn, we realize that the truth will set you free…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 and 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 and that will never happen 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? If they do then they weren’t ever really there for you to begin with.
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, so your not alone.
Let it go, live in your real life, let the skeletons out…it doesn’t have to be Halloween to do so.
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% of people 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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