Being a teenager in these media times you realize that the pressure of looking or being a certain way gets to an individual in a whole other way.
Daily we are surrounded by images which are slowly shaping our perception of how things are supposed to be, even though we stand on both sides of the dilemma.
Unknowingly these ideals grow on us. They would not have to, but they do none the less. Every advertisement we see, every model we admire. Sometimes it takes a toll on us and makes us feel bad about ourselves; how we look like and how we live our lives. But the images we see are almost always staged, even though the model is striking the “there is no camera here”-pose. Posing is their jobs.
At the same time, I’m not blaming anyone, I do this too. Every time I think about posting something on Instagram or anywhere on the internet, I want it to look good. I want people to think about each picture I post looks good. I do not want to show the world my triple chin of which only some “lucky” Snapchat friends get to see.
Most people only want to show the best side of them, aside from all the sad grunge-pages put there.
I guess what I’m trying to say is to try to not compare yourself to what you see out there in the interwebs and just be who you are. You are amazing just the way you are, you do not have to change unless you want to by your very own will. Because you are unique and no one is exactly like you.