I had everything I ever wanted. Now I’m here and I see how contrived, fake and forced consistently proving to the world ‘how amazing my life/body/self is”. I spent everyday looking at a screen, viewing and comparing myself to others. It’s easier to look at shiny and pretty things that appear happy than stopping and just getting real with yourself. Social media only became great for me because of the amount of effort I put in trying to portray this ‘perfect’ person, being born into the flesh I have and sharing emotional parts of my life. Being social media famous is a very unattainable thing for majority of people viewing this. I was attracted to the idea of being liked and of value. I put my value in numbers, not real life people, moments or my natural passions of art, writing… Posting on instagram consumed me. I can’t you how beautiful life is without a phone, without social media, without comparing, or likes or followers. We are not followers, we are beings of individuality and love. I have never felt so free. I will be making a lot more videos talking more about what happened ‘behind’ the image for a lot of these ‘perfect’ photos. www.letsbegamechangers.com/videos
This is the last video on YouTube. I don’t want to support a social sharing sight that makes billions off advertisements I don’t agree with, plus the major point of focus being views and subscribers, not the message or ideas for positive global change. I spent hours watching perfect girls online, wishing I was them. Then when I was ‘one of them’ I still wasn’t happy, content or at peace with myself. Stripping away distractions made me question everything I did online. I want you to do the same.
Of the videos I have left, only still here to make a statement and for vegan inspiration.
(Editors Note – Tuesday November 3, 2015)
Article originally published on Jan 27, 2015 by Rylan Branch
From the perspective of young Essena and her message that is trending on most of the online and offline news outlets of the world, the proper instructions needed to avoid self destruction are in increasingly great demand and simultaneously in increasingly limited supply, so we definitely have much good work to do in regards to what is stated below in this article.
1. the act or practice of instructing or teaching; education.
2. knowledge or information imparted.
3. an item of such knowledge or information.
4. Usually, instructions. orders or directions:
The instructions are on the back of the box.
5. the act of furnishing with authoritative directions.
6. Computers. a command given to a computer to carry out a particular operation.
[self-di-struhk-shuh n, self-]
1. the destruction or ruination of oneself or one’s life.