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The Great Instagram Illusion

Are you tired of feeling like everyone else's life is just a little bit more perfect than your own? Do you ever wonder how celebrities like Kim Kardashian manage to have such perfect bodies and flawless skin? If you're nodding along, you're not alone.

By Dimer | TLC Addict | Writer | Poet Published about a year ago 3 min read
Photo by People magazine 2019

The world of social media and the Internet can be a confusing and misleading place, full of photoshopped images and fake news. But don't worry, we're here to help you navigate the great online illusion and reveal the truth about what's really going on behind those perfectly curated Instagram feeds. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or a bottle of wine, we won't judge), and get ready to discover the dark side of social media and the Internet.

Internet can be a confusing and misleading place, full of photoshopped images and curated versions of people's lives. It's easy to get caught up in the constant stream of perfectly filtered photos on Instagram and feel like everyone else's lives are just a little bit more perfect than our own. But the truth is, most of those photos have probably been photoshopped to within an inch of their lives, and the people in them probably don't look nearly as good in person as they do on screen.

Take, for example, the infamous Kim Kardashian. Now, I'm not saying anything bad about Ms. Kardashian (I mean, have you seen those cheekbones?), but it's no secret that she's had a little bit of work done. And by "a little bit," I mean her butt is basically its own zip code. But here's the thing - when you have a butt that big, your quadriceps muscles should be just as massive. And yet, Kim's legs always seem to be disproportionately thin compared to her behind. It's almost as if she's photoshopping her quadriceps to make them look smaller so her butt doesn't look quite so, well, enormous.

But it's not just celebrities who fall victim to the photoshop trap. It seems like everyone these days is using some kind of editing software to make themselves look just a little bit more perfect. And while there's nothing wrong with wanting to present the best version of yourself to the world, it's important to remember that the images we see online are not always representative of reality. So if you're feeling a little bit insecure because everyone on Instagram seems to have perfect skin, perfect bodies, and perfect lives, don't beat yourself up. It's probably just a little bit of clever editing at work.

And speaking of dating apps, let's talk about the perils of meeting someone online. I mean, it's not like there are any horror stories out there about people showing up to their first date only to find out that their match looks nothing like their profile picture (cough, cough). But seriously, it's important to remember that the person you see on your phone screen is probably not exactly the same as the person you'll see in real life. And that's okay! We all have our quirks and imperfections, and it's those imperfections that make us unique and lovable.

But it's not just about looks. Social media and the Internet can also be a breeding ground for misinformation and fake news. It's so easy to click on a headline that confirms our own biases or beliefs, and before we know it, we've fallen down a rabbit hole of fake news and conspiracy theories. And let's be real, it can be pretty tempting to share that viral post or tweet that seems to support our own views, even if we haven't fact-checked it. But the spread of misinformation can have serious consequences, from causing panic and fear to undermining the credibility of legitimate sources of information.

So next time you come across a headline that seems too good (or too bad) to be true, take a moment to fact-check it before you hit the share button. Use reliable sources like fact-checking websites or established news outlets to verify the information. And if you do come across something that turns out to be fake, consider sharing a correction or debunking instead. It might not go viral, but it could help stop the spread of misinformation.

It's important to remember that the Internet and social media can be misleading places. From photoshopped images to fake news, it's easy to get caught up in the curated and edited versions of reality that we see online. But babe !! being aware of these pitfalls and fact-checking information before we share it, we can help create a more honest and accurate online environment. And hey, if all else fails, just remember that even celebrities like Kim Kardashian have to use photoshop to achieve their perfect looks.


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Dimer | TLC Addict | Writer | Poet

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