My perfect (Insta) life

Of all the things that social media has influenced

I think the change most drastic, most intense

Is in how ourselves we view- because we inadvertently compare

Our mundane daily selves to unrealistic pictures, unaware

Of the photography tricks and filters used to present

Stunning pictures with the sole intent

Of getting more views, to boost an ego

Or make money, or both, and although the truth we know

We are sucked into this universe of make-believe

And that elusive perfection we want to achieve..


So instead of enjoying ourselves in the moment

We snap pictures, and modify them to present

Ourselves and our surroundings in the best possible light

What everyone is doing appears to be right

Self-actualization is achieved these days

By social media recognition, in devious ways

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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