We Have A Problem.
The weird and wonderful world of Snapchat has completely revolutionised the way we see the world. It used to be through the lens of our eyes, but nowadays we live our greatest moments through the lens of our phone. It’s sad when you think of it like that – but if you think back to the coolest/best thing you experienced recently (getting a gift, going to a party etc.) ask yourself whether you were actually in the moment, or simply sharing the moment with your friends via Snapchat?
10 Seconds of 24 Hours
To those of you who chose the latter, you’re not alone. The My Story feature of Snapchat is an exhaustive collection of blurry club videos, elaborate desserts and dashboard views of an expensive car. But before you compare your own surroundings of a dank, rainy classroom, consider that the snap you just spent 10 seconds of your life watching, is simply 10 seconds of someone else’s life – not their whole life. Yes, there are people who wake up in a Louis Vuitton store, have a Bentley and spend every night in swanky London members-only club. However, those people are far and few between and if you’re really enjoying life, you’re not sitting there on your phone taking a photo of your new handbag; you’re actually wearing it (imagine that).
Don’t Eat and Snap
We need to stop crafting our lives around an app and start actually living it. We’re wasting the best moments of our lives opening an app, taking a photo and coming up with a caption that says “I’m blessed, but I’m humble. Don’t you want my life?” – without actually saying it. So next time you order an impressive dessert, eat it, don’t snap it.
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