Do you believe everything you see on social media? You will not, after reading this!
We all adore the various social media platforms that are available to us. We live and breathe them. And why not? They help us get in touch with our old, lost friends, make new ones, find our better halves, deal with heartbreaks and most importantly, kill time. Nearly everyone we know owns at least a Facebook, Twitter, and an Instagram account. Some even have multiple accounts while others have created accounts for their newborns or yet to be born babies. Yes, that’s a thing!
Regular updates from our friends, families, and celebrities alike keep us hooked onto our phones for hours. Right from what we eat, what we wear, and what’s our next travel list – we share anything and everything. Quite a few us actually don’t take a bite of food without taking pictures and Instagramming them! In fact, some get so addicted that they have to seek medical aid. We share almost everything on social media.
However, social media platforms can also be a cause of resentment and hatred if not used wisely. Ninety percent of the things we see there or read about are fake. The location in the picture may be entirely opposite of what it looks. It could be just good photoshopping! Read on to find more –
A perfect picture involves a lot of risks
Some photos on social media look too good to be true. Well, that’s because they aren’t true. Ever been left wondering about the camera angle and position to take such an amazing picture with amazing lighting? Well, it could be the photographer placing himself in a risky circumstance, like in this case.
Working out is glamorous only on social media
Pictures on social media of celebrities working out always give us fitness goals and lead us to plan our own work out routine. The perfectly fitted gym wear, no sweat bead, neatly done hair, and excellent body can make anyone apply for the membership of their nearest gym. However, it doesn’t take long for us to realize that exercising isn’t as stylish and pleasurable as Instagram makes us believe.
It doesn’t taste as good as it looks
I have done this. You have done this. Everyone has done this. We prepare something to eat, present it in the best possible manner, take a picture, add filters, post it on every social media account that we hold and then ruin the presentation to gobble the food up. Why do we do this? For likes and shares!
Ideal Location or Ideal Photographer?
If you are jealous of your old school friend traveling the world and seeing exotic locations, stop that right away. They may actually be in a slum! Good photography and photoshopping skills can help you make hell look like heaven.
Not all models are size zero
If you say that you have never ever wanted to have a body like those models in Victoria’s Secret ads, I would know you were lying. It’s okay. There is nothing wrong about wanting a slim body on which any dress can fit perfectly. However, not every model looks in real life the way they do in ad films or ramp walks. But they have the ability to make themselves look like that.
A friend in need is a friend indeed
I am sure this adage must have proved true for you in various stages of your life. From letting us copy their homeworks to keeping our deepest secrets to themselves, friends do what not for us! However, has it ever happened that your friends help you accentuate your assets, so that you can have a good picture to share on social media?
Doing makeup is no cakewalk
Makeup is an art. And certainly not an easy one. It takes years of practice and dedication to learn how to blend everything on your face in accurate proportion. So, next time when you are about to compliment your friend’s makeup skills based on her recent picture, ask her instead about the filters she has used to make it look like that.
Behind every ideal holiday photo, there is an ideal boyfriend
We all desire of getting once that picture of ourselves where we are sitting on the sands of a beach and looking peacefully at the pristine blue waters. But let me tell you, taking such a picture can never be so peaceful. You will need your impatient boyfriend to patiently do a few yoga postures on the beach with a camera as his prop.
Do freelancers actually have the most comfortable life?
Every nine to five worker is jealous of the life of a freelancer. They can work at any time, from anywhere, and for however long they wish to. Guess what? Freelancers know you envy their lifestyle and they try even harder to keep you burning with rage.
A little time and creativity is all you need
Is your wardrobe overflowing and yet you have nothing different and trendy to wear? Well, it’s time to let your creativity kick in. Turn that slightly ripped denim into a super torn one and your plain boring casual shoes into funky printed ones. You could even take some lessons on YouTube.
Are you single? Your friends on Facebook don’t have to know
Am I the only one who doesn’t get the purpose behind sharing a picture of just a pair of feet on social media? People with even the not-so-good-looking feet have done this, as though it’s some ritual to ward off the evil. Have you done it yet or not? If you don’t have a boyfriend, simply place a pair of leather shoes next to your feet, let a trouser hang loosely over it, get someone to take a picture and post it immediately on as many social media platforms as possible. Or else, you might get possessed by the evil spirit lurking around!
Dream of having a car? Have it in virtual life
It is everyone’s dream to own one or more cars. Some work hard and make their dreams come true while others who can’t, they use their photography skills and use their kid’s toy car into leading their Facebook friends to believe that they actually have one!
Holiday on a budget
Are you broke this holiday season, but don’t want your parents or friends to know of your financial woes? Worry not. It has happened with all of us. You will be just fine. But for now, just get yourself a water tub and you can have a few beach pictures to share.
No need to lose weight. Just learn how to pose
Wonder how your friend who has a much flabbier tummy than you looks not quite so in the pictures? Don’t worry. You will look good too after being acquainted with this little secret. When posing, always suck your tummy in and pose gracefully. Let your eyes and body clearly speak that you are sexy and you know it.
Who said your butt isn’t sexy?
Blessed are the ones who have a round bubble butt. And just a less blessed are those who know how to pose to make their almost flat butt look bigger and better. Doing squats and lunges may or may not help you in the long run, but posing right can never go astray.
Which one do you want to date?
Were you always the last of your friends to get a date for club night outs? Well, now that they are away, show them your gorgeous date for today with this little trick.
The most fearless of deep-sea divers
There is nothing like the tranquility provided by diving deep into the ocean and spending time around aquatic life. But for some, making others believe they are professional scuba divers is enough.
Autumn pictures do come out the best
Who doesn’t adore flowers? They are colorful, vibrant, delicate, aromatic, and even make for a good accessory. However, to make the most of them, you need to use them intelligibly – like this lady did in this picture!
Hug yourself. You would feel better
Is your Instagram feed always flooded with romantic pictures of couples? Does it make you feel like you’re the only person on Earth who is single even after crossing the age of 13? Just do one thing. Put your arm around your neck and take a picture of it along with half of your face. There you got a picture of yourself with your “girlfriend” hugging you passionately.
Luxury or hallucination?
Is that a stack of currency notes or something else? You will have to look closely to get the ‘real picture’.
Don’t push yourself too much
Flexibility in any area is always acknowledged and appreciated. Be it our bodies, our working or sleeping hours, or anything else for that matter. However, having a flexible and agile body is a gift. You earn one after months of practice and perseverance. But in case you are fed up of your parent’s everyday coaxing of you not taking care of your health, here’s a simpler way to stop their constant nagging.
Doing sports was never this easy
Sportspersons are one of the most attractive of humans. Agree or not? They have bodies to die for. Seeing them in action, with clothes drenched in sweat, accelerates our heartbeat in excitement. Doesn’t it? You can have a few such shots of yourself too. Right pose, an intense body, and the correct camera angle will do the trick.
Need a good picture? You can get one with a little help
Want a picture of yourself just like those of models and celebrities in fashion magazines, but never get it? Oh, honey! A perfect shot requires much more than just a fit body and a pretty looking face. You need ideal lighting, perfect location, good makeup, cool breeze coming from the desired direction and what not!