How many of you guys have spent hours coming up with the perfect Instagram caption? Cracked our heads over the right photo or filter to put on that so-called candid laugh? Maybe shoved your phone in your best friend’s face and ask, “Should I post this? Which filter should I use?”
Maybe you’ve even spent hours finding the right photo or filter to match your feed, for that ‘aesthetic’ feel because you’re so ‘creative’?
Forgive me if I sound a tad sarcastic. That’s because I am.
As a fellow millennial, of the perfect age to have millions of followers on Instagram and be a ‘social media model’, I’m frankly amazed by the unrealistic and borderline impossible expectations shoved down our throats by our fellow millennials.
Long, luscious hair, clear, flawless skin with not a pore in sight, a washboard flat stomach or a perfectly toned 6 pack with matching biceps, a designer wardrobe, sexy photos, or the perfect smile or pout seems to be the standard requirement to be anybody on Instagram.
If you’re just another Plain Jane or John Doe, forget your dreams of social media superstardom.
It’s not even the less tech-savvy older generations forcing us to project the perfect image of youthful joy and carelessness associated with your so-called ‘golden years’, but it’s your friends.
Because those who say retirement is the golden era is lying – everyone still living and breathing knows the world is now obsessed with your teens or early 20s years, years that you should be celebrating and spending by partying and drinking your nights (and days away) with equally attractive youths.