Double Identity Crisis

3 Jan


There is a social epidemic and has been one for a while since the introduction and flourishing use of social media.

This epidemic caught my attention as I read an article about certain people. These people seemed to have the perfect lives according to the others who knew them on social media. However, these people had committed suicide and left people scratching their heads as to why because it was perceived that they had it all.

In short, they were living a double life; an act. On social media, they were happy, adventurous, good-looking, laughing, living out amazing moments; enriched by experience, loved by people, and had it all…

But deep inside, they were dealing with aggressive inner troubles and battles; whatever they may have been. But it was a vastly different view to what was in the perception of public.

Now, there are definitely some things you don’t reveal to public, especially on the social media scope because private things ought to remain private and dealt with a small group of strong family and friends. However, we cannot fall in the trap in believing that someone has the perfect life and such because of what we see.

The world is crying out for practicality, genuineness, and authenticity. People want to be real and comfortable in who they are; along with others who feel and act the same! The issue is that our views have become distorted by how we perceive things on social media; and our actions become spurred on to create the perfect lives ourselves. This mentality can cause us to ‘pump’ ourselves up into a potential superstar of the world; creating something we’re not. This does take a lot of effort too! Trying to live with ourselves and act like somebody else, nobody has time for two full-time jobs! This is not only applicable to social media but in reality too. Only it is easier to create a persona online.

I have one thought for you for our attitudes on social media or life in general. Don’t aim to create the perfect life…LIVE LIFE! Have fun, enjoy each season and knuckle down to work.

You’ll find that you’re not wasting your energy in trying to be someone else but rather enjoying life because you’re real with yourself and others and that is what we need in this world! Don’t fall into this trap

1 Peter 3:3-4 – Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.


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