While it’s true that being obsessed with Instagram has its downside, we also shouldn’t forget all the positive things that social media can offer. One of which is allowing us to express ourselves in our own unique ways. That said, here are the five things you need to quit telling people who take their IG game seriously (plus, why you need to stop hating on them).
1. “It’s a lie. People only post what they want others to see.”
Let’s face it: No one wants to air their dirty laundry in public, so of course I only choose the best moments in my life to share on social media. How are you any different—do you post even your dark little secrets and most embarrassing moments online? Guess not.
2. “I prefer to keep it real.”
So just because I happen to like VSCO’s A6 and HB2 filters, that makes my posts less real than your #nofilter photos? Explain that logic, please.
3. “I can’t believe there are actually people who pay for photo-editing apps. What a waste of money!”
How about that time when you bought a limited edition Iron Man collectible? People simply like different things and the faster you can wrap your head around that fact, the better you can understand why some would rather spend P150 on a new set of filters than on a grande-sized caramel frappuccino.
4. “Curating your Instagram grid is pointless.”
It’s like telling a painter to stop painting, a singer to stop singing, or a chef to stop cooking. For some people, creativity comes naturally. No one’s forcing you to change yours into a washed-out or colorful feed, so don’t hate on others for choosing to let their artistic side show.
5. “Happiness is not measured by the number of likes or followers.”
Did I ever say it’s the sole purpose of my life? For the record, cute little babies and dogs make me happy, too. But the point is, you don’t get to judge me for every little thing that makes my heart flutter.
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*Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.