So Brag If You Want to: Social Media and Selfies

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I’m pro-selfie. I’m a supporter of posting Instagram pictures of your weight loss, a proponent of writing Facebook statuses related to your grade point average, and an advocate for tweeting any other accomplishments if you want to.

I’m not a frequent participant in any of these activities. Honestly, I’m jealous of people who are confident enough to post selfies. I don’t really care why you do it because I admire the fact that you have enough confidence for it. If you’re looking for confidence maybe you the internet isn’t the right place to look, but if you really just think you’re the best thing since sliced bread, why shouldn’t you show the world? Confidence is something to be celebrated.

If a girl is confident enough to post about what she has accomplished, she should go for it. If a guy thinks he’s gorgeous and wants to take a selfie, he should GO FOR IT. Confidence isn’t guaranteed for everyone and if someone possesses that, it should be cherished and fostered. Society stresses imperfections and shortcomings and failures. Our lives focus on billionaires and how much money they make, celebrities and their work out routines, the bigger the better and the more outrageous the more important. Issues with self-esteem and self-worth and self-hate are found in abundance and why shouldn’t we try to change that?

Who am I to judge your motivations or your reasoning behind anything you do? I, just like every one else in the country, am perfectly capable of not paying attention to your accomplishments or your selfies or whatever the heck else if I feel like that’s what’s necessary. It’s not your responsibility to cater to my opinion on what may seem like “bragging.” There is absolutely power in being humble but confidence and faith in yourself need to be there too. Maybe nobody cares, but if they don’t do you really need them anyways?

You shouldn’t care about what I think, you shouldn’t care about what other people think, you certainly shouldn’t care what those people that you haven’t talked to since high school think. Favorites don’t matter. Your self-worth isn’t dependent on how many little hearts or thumbs up you get. What matters is that you have confidence. Let your social media be a reflection of who you are.

Accept yourself, love yourself, and flaunt yourself if you wish; I’m not going to be the one to stop you. There’s only one you. You are unique and your accomplishments are unique and no one in the world will have the passions and goals and triumphs that you do.

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