I’m as guilty as the next person, I’ve used them, lots of times, it’s hard not to. Those apps that remove every line, every blemish, every scar….but to what extent do we become someone we’re not? We can’t be 20, we can’t just never get crows feet, or laugh lines, we age, we all do, why has it become a trend to hide it?
I’ve lived life, and it shows. Why am I reluctant to show that? I’m in my very late 40’s haha, why am I hesitant to admit that or to let it be known? I know why….the social media society that we now live in is a “perfect world.” I dare say there are probably less than 50%, much less, of people who are real…everyone and everything is photoshopped. I think that’s ok, occasionally, but the problem is, who are we in person? You don’t get to carry around an app that changes you. And why would you want to? Of course, there are always imperfections we wish we didn’t have, but everyone has them…To be honest, I think it’s what makes us unique and beautiful. When I see a photo on IG for instance, and it’s obvious it hasn’t been touched up, or at least not too much, I find I’m always thinking, “she’s so cute, her little nose is turned up, or her eyes are kinda squinty, but she’s so cute…..know why? cause it’s really her, and she is cute, she is beautiful. When I look at a photo of someone that is obviously photoshopped, all I think is, wow, that lady is really beautiful, but she’s hiding it, cause she thinks she’s not beautiful enough….
Here’s my morning poem: Have you ever looked in the mirror at your own reflection, seeing only your flaws, no beauty, just imperfection. Searching for the latest app to take care of each blemish, but look again, what do you see after your finished? You are still you, no app can change that, at least not so far…so adjust your focal point, don’t be fake, be the beautiful person that you truly are… -Amy-
I hope to start today we can all learn to be more authentic…we are beautiful and unique in our own way, stop being afraid to be who you are.
Look for great lighting, not an app to cover up the real you ?
Peace & Love