Can’t You See the Real Me?

When Pete Townsend first sang “The Real Me” in 1973, I don’t think he was talking about our Instagram accounts. When I look at my account, I don’t really see myself. But it has my name, right? It has past pictures of friends and family. It has summer vacations and winter hockey games, for all to see. And that’s the difference. Everyone only puts the pictures that they want everyone to see on their social media. It’s never the lost game or the bad hair day; never the rainy day or the old clothes. So when looking at other people’s Instagram, it’s important to keep in mind that our lives aren’t as perfect as they look from our little 2 inch by 2 inch pictures. It seems by chance we happened to forget to post the missed game-winning shot, or accidentally misplaced our embarrassing family pictures.

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