I’ve read a few articles about Instagram Envy recently, and the concept amuses me greatly.
The idea that people are comparing their lives to the ones presented to them in their various social media feeds isn’t surprising, but personally, I take everything with a pinch of salt. Yes, I’m bombarded by pictures of beautiful weddings, cute babies doing cute things and lots of tipsy selfies in fancy bars, but I know deep down that these things are not occurring every single day. No-one posts pictures of their child screaming bloody murder in a restaurant, or takes a tear-stained selfie the the day before their wedding when the flowers haven’t arrived. No-one captures the memory of when they left their purse in the taxi with an artistically-filtered photograph. (more…)