From the clothes we wear to the music we listen to, there is a true sense of wanting to belong. Sometimes we often forget ourselves and just go with the norm to try to fit in. The thing is, this only hurts you in the end. Self-esteem is hard to build up and, unfortunately, there has been a stark fall in the last decade. It is no coincidence that the rise of social media sites has risen drastically.
From Instagram models to Facebook followers, everyone is becoming increasingly aware of their lives, their bodies, their deficits. That is no way to live life. The narcissistic epidemic we see in our society is dangerous. It is important, now more than ever before, to step back from the virtual reality we live in.
There is nothing more beautiful than confidence. The world we live in is complicated. It always has been and it always will be. When things get hard, it is nice to look back towards the past. Maybe you like to reminisce on your childhood, how it was simpler back then. In this day and age, with the popularity of selfies and Twitter, it is important to remember that there is life outside of the infinity scroll your phone has to offer. It is time to put down your phone and embrace your individuality. Celebrate it. Own it.