It’s easier than ever to look around on
Social media and see everyone living
Their best life, and you can become inundated
With reminders of what you have not created
In your own life. The public is unforgiving
Of those who don’t shine brightly as the sun at dawn.
When you open up your Instagram or Facebook,
There’s that awesome mom who has enough energy
To move mountains, the couple who just bought their dream
House, or your friend who has won in the most extreme
Of competitive challenges. Despondently
You become obsessed with how your profile must look.
We all know how fake social media can be,
But despite that we still end up feeling less than
We’re supposed to. Our time here is quite limited.
Do not waste it on getting more thumbs up. Instead
Be Yourself. There is no one else on earth who can
Do that job better than you. You’d have to agree.
External validation is nothing to earn.
Volatile in its nature, it’s taken away
As quickly as it’s given. Do something for you
That no one can take from you. To thyself be true.
Where you are in life right now has to be okay.
What goes on in the fake world is not your concern.